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Visit Wat Phra Narai (Nakhon Ratchasima)

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Wat Phra Narai

Thai name : วัดพระนาราย

GPS : 14.97671,102.1083 (See on the map)
Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima


The most interesting building of Wat Phra Narai Maharat is on an island (populated by many cats) on a small pond. It houses a sandstone statue of Vishnu (Phra Narai) which explain its name. Although Vishnu is an Hindu god, the staute is highly venerated. you reach the temple by crossing a small bridge.
On the other side, it is dogs kingdom. They will surely bark at you with insistance as soon as you will approach the beginning of the bridge to the island. In this section, there is a wooden building, a temple and a chedi.

Practical information about Wat Phra Narai

The Phra Narai Temple is located at Prajak Road and Assadang Road intersection and has two entrances. One on Assadang Road and one on Chom Phon Road.
No Entrance fee.

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Phra Narai 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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