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Visit Wat Sala Loi (Nakhon Ratchasima)

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Wat Sala Loi

Thai name : วัดศาลาลอย

GPS : 14.980824,102.116545 (See on the map)
Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima


Wat Sala Loi (or floating pavillion temple) is mostly known for its modern architecture that reinvented the codes of traditional temples. The temple won the Siam Architects Society best avant-garde religious building award in 1973. It houses a large white standing Buddha statue. At the rear, there is a plaster statue of Thao Suranari, sitting in prayer position in the middle of a pond in front of the door. There is often animation in this very popular temple in Nakhon Ratchasima.

Practical information about Wat Sala Loi

There is often English spoken guide that you can hire.
Free entrance

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Sala Loi 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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