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Visit Wat Burapharam (Surin)

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g_translate Thai name : วัดบูรพาราม
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Wat Burapharam
Wat Burapharam
Wat Burapharam
This 200 years old temple is as old (or young, it depends on your point of view) that the city of Surin. It was built under the administration of the first mayor of the city, Phraya Surinpakdi Srinarong Changwang. It is also the most important temple for Surin inhabitants because it houses Luang Pho Phra Chi, an highly venerated Buddha image. It was proclaimed royal temple in 1977 and also hosts a highly respected statue of Luang Pu Dulaya Atulo, monk who stayed here. There is a small museum dedicated to him.
Wat Burapharam consists of a main hall with at its right side another building with more modern curves and a smaller building with the famous bicentennial Buddha image which seems to have recently been replaced by a copy. In April 2013, the statue standing there was brand new and white and a worker was painting it in gold.
Do not expect to be amazed, it's a quite common temple even if the walls inside the small building at the rear which houses the Buddha are beautifully decorated.

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Practical information about Wat Burapharam

No admission fee
Open from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tel: 044 514 234

How to get to Wat Burapharam ?

In Surin, I visited the city by walking only but you can hire a tuk-tuk or a rickshaw.
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Burapharam is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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