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Visit Wat Phra Non (Chiang Rai)

Presentation Wat Phra Non

Thai name : วัดพระนอน
My opinion:
Wat Phra Non is not in every guide book about Chiang Rai or Thailand. Its name, literally translated, means the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and features a large Buddha image nearly fully reclined on its back. This is more its very photogenic red brick porch than its long Reclining Buddha which we enjoyed the most there. In front of the building housing the Buddha there is a chedi similar to the one in Wat Jed Yod but smaller.
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Practical information about Wat Phra Non

No Admission fee

How to get to Wat Phra Non ?

A little more outskirt, Wat Phra Non in Chiang Rai can also be reached by walking (I walked there from the city center) but it's not close by so you'd better hire a tuk-tuk.
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Phra Non 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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