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Visit Wat Metta Tham Photiyan (Kanchanaburi)

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Wat Metta Tham Photiyan

Thai name : วิหารพระโพธิสัตว์กวนอิม ปางพันเนตรพันกร

GPS : 13.984606,99.390683 (See on the map)


Thanks to its impressive 12-meter-high Guan Yin Bodhisattva statues carved in teak wood, this fairly recent temple quickly became the most famous Chinese temple in Kanchanaburi province. The covered courtyard which welcomes you does not suggest what you are going to discover inside: a hall with all the partitions and ceilings also in carved teak wood and in the middle of which enthroned, back to back, are the 4 statues of the chinse goddess with 18 arms. In the peripheral corridors, dozens of all different statues are also made of carved wood. Wat Mettatham Photiyan is set to expand to accommodate even more statues. Dozens are already stored to the right of the main hall and are awaiting finalization. Located 23 kilometers by road from Kanchanaburi city, it is a few kilometers from another interesting temple, Wat Tham Pu Wa and its pretty cave.

Practical information about Wat Metta Tham Photiyan

No admission fee.
There is no public transportation to come to Wat Metta Tham Photiyan. You will need to have your transportation.

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Metta Tham Photiyan 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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