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Visit Wat Ko Kaew Suttharam (Phetchaburi)

Presentation Wat Ko Kaew Suttharam

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Phetchaburi
Wat Ko Kaew Suttharam
Wat Ko Kaew Suttharam
Built during the reign of King Borommakot in 1734, the Wat Ko Kaew Suttharam temple, more commonly known as Wat Ko, has a relatively simple architecture. Its main interest is the mural paintaings of his ubosot. On the north wall are represented the "Seven Great Places" where the Buddha stayed for seven weeks after his enlightenment except for the scene "under the Bodhi tree," which is the first of the seven places. On the south wall are represented the "Eight Great Events" of Buddha's life, beginning with his birth. There are also paintings of the first Westerners who came to the Kingdom of Siam.

Practical information about Wat Ko Kaew Suttharam

No Admission fee
Notice that the hall hosting the mural paintings can be closed sometimes. If this is the case, try to find a monk, they oftenagree to open the doors for you.

How to get to Wat Ko Kaew Suttharam ?

I visited everything by bicycle in Phetchaburi but you can find tuk-tuks especially near the Railway station.
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Ko Kaew Suttharam 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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