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Visit Wat Phra That Nong Bua (Ubon Ratchathani)

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Wat Phra That Nong Bua

Thai name : วัดพระธาตุหนองบัว

GPS : 15.26369238,104.83958960 (See on the map)
Ubon Ratchathani
Ubon Ratchathani
Ubon Ratchathani
Ubon Ratchathani

Presentation

A little on the outskirts of Ubon Ratchathani, not far from the Bus Terminal, Wat Nong Bua is interesting for its rare in Thailand and unique in the region architecture. The temple is that is very similar to the Mahabodhi Bodhgaya in India which inspired the construction of Wat Phra That Nong Bua. The white square base 55 meters high stupa is decorated with gold. It stands in the middle of a marble slabs square, with smaller stupas at each corner. The central stupa was built on a samaller stupa which is now housed in the main stupa and you can visit. Around this elements there are other less notable buildings including a large recent ubosot with large round windows and a sitting Buddha at the front.

Practical information about Wat Phra That Nong Bua

Free admission
Open from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
To get there you can take the songtheaws number 10 which will drop you at the beginning of the lane leading to the temple while songthaew 11 will leave you 50 meters before. Tell the driver or other passengers that you go to Wat Phra That Nong Bua to be sure to get off at the right moment (when the songthaew leaves the main street and goes on the left after university, wait 100 meters. Access to the temple is almost in the middle of the street).

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Phra That Nong Bua 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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