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Visit Wat Wang Wiwekaram (Sangkhlaburi)

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Wat Wang Wiwekaram

Thai name : ที่วัดวังค์วิเวการาม

GPS : 15.13295768,98.44507457 (See on the map)


Also called Wat Mon, this temple is the spiritual center of Mon in Thailand. Wat Wang Wiwekaram was built around its former head monk, Luang Phaw Uttama, who passed away in 1983 and is still widely revered throughout Thailand. It has never been cremated and his remains are in a coffin in a large shrine in the main building of the temple. Another building houses a large marble Buddha image. Located on a hill, teh temple regularly welcomes young students from the nearby school to introduce them to Buddhism.

Practical information about Wat Wang Wiwekaram

Free admission
The covered walkway leading to Wat Wang Wiwekaram starts opposite to the school on the other side of the road.
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Wang Wiwekaram 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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