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Visit Wat Khao Angkhan (Buriram)

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Presentation Wat Khao Angkhan

Thai name : วัดเขาพระอังคาร
This temple is also settled on an extinct volcano like the Khmer temple of Phanom Rung which is 20 km away. The construction of the Wat Khao Angkhan temple dates back from the Khmer period. The Dvaravati era (8th or 9th century) to be more precise. The main red building seen today is a reconstruction believed to date from the 1980s as the original was too much in ruins but many sandstone markers delimiting the area of a sacred temple have been found here and are from the Dvaravati period Khmer. The temple features buildings in various architectural styles. Inside the main building surrounded by a square of all different seated Buddhas, there are wall paintings of legends and stories of Buddhism in English. I couldn't get in because it was under renovation so I can't tell you more.

Also note the very recent 29 meters long reclining Buddha at the left of the main wiharn.

Buriram
Wat Khao Angkhan Temple Buriram
Wat Khao Angkhan Reclining Buddha Buriram
Wat Khao Angkhan Buriram Thailande

Practical information about Wat Khao Angkhan

No admission fee
The temple is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How to get to Wat Khao Angkhan ?

Wat Khao Angkhan is 20 kilometers from the Phanom Rung Temple, the unmissable visit in the area. If you take a tour or a car with driver to visit Phanom Rung and Prasat Muang Tam, in general, they also offer you to add Wat Khao Angkhan. Otherwise, to come, you will need to have your own means of transport.
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Khao Angkhan 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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