Wat Pa Phu Kon is probably the most famous temple in Ubon Ratchathani province. Located at 115 km from Udon Thani on a hilltop in the Na Yung-Nam Som National Forest Reserve, the aerial view of its buildings with their blue roofs made its reputation and earned it the nickname Blue Temple
. However, do not expect to have such a dominant point of view while coming here knowing that drones are prohibited. Several signs indicate it. But the 20 meters long marble reclining Buddha image hosed in the main hall alone worth to come here ! On its base, there are 22 copper panels telling the life of Lord Buddha. The view of the surrounding mountains is interesting but is clearly not one of those breathtaking panoramas yu can find in Thailand.
You may have seen in your researches on this temple beautiful pictures of its majestic statue with beautiful multicolored lightings. I was hoping that we could see them but they seem only reserved for great occasions that regular public can not attend. However, an evening of prayers and chantings with candles is apparently held every December 31st for the New Year night. It seems like a magical moment, maybe I'll try to go for the occasion one year.