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Visit Wat Thipsukhontharam Big Buddha (Kanchanaburi)

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Wat Thipsukhontharam Kanchanaburi
Wat Thipsukhontaram Kanchanaburi
Big Standing Buddha Kanchanaburi
Wat Thipsukhontharam is best known for its vast park with bushes and shrubs drawing a magnificent design where a large 32 meters tall standing Buddha stands. The statue was built in 2012 (while the construction of the temple dates from 2004) to amrk King Bhumibol Adulyadej 84th and Queen Sirikit 80 Th anniversaries. It is the highest bronze Buddha image in Thailand. It is mainly for it that tourists come here. The tempel simple ordination hall houses a replica of Buddha Chinnarat housed at Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat in Phistanulok but smaller.

There is also a small museum.

Practical information about Wat Thipsukhontharam Big Buddha

No admission fee.

How to get to Wat Thipsukhontharam Big Buddha ?

I am not aware of a local bus to come here but as the temple is close to a major road it is likely that the songtheaws to U-Thong or buses to Suphanburi can drop you nearby. Check at Kanchanaburi Bus Terminal.
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Thipsukhontharam Big Buddha 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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