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    Watpaphukon Udonthani province

    Visited Wat Pa Phukon yesterday, had a great trip via Ban Phue on mostly easy driving roads, it's a 125km trip from Udonthani itself up towards the Mekong river at Laos, takes about 2 hours to get there as the traffic is busy through the towns that you pass through.

    Once you turn off towards the Wat the road becomes very steep, but it's worth the trip, there are 2 temples as such, the smaller one is atop around 300 steps but they are installing a moving ramp on rails to assist people with walking difficulties, wheelchairs etc, the second temple is the showpiece and has a reclining bhudda in the middle chamber, it's quite large, the temple itself was constructed from out of nowhere in the forest and is a striking icon in the midst of the jungle.

    Well had a good trip and found it interesting, just thought I'd share.
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    Nice one Suttoh.



    Here's another day trip from UT that might be to your liking "Wat Phu Tok" (Ban Tong) - Bueng Khan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    Nice one Suttoh.



    Here's another day trip from UT that might be to your liking "Wat Phu Tok" (Ban Tong) - Bueng Khan
    Hi mate, thanks for the link, I haven't been to that one and will definitely go there while I'm here, cheers

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    It's quite a nice drive to get there :-)

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    Yes a long drive but worth it

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    Might I suggest a very scenic drive along the Mekong River, head to NongKhai and hang a left onto road 211 all the way to Sangkhom, great views, waterfalls ( maybe not so much now) temples, markets etc. when you get to Sangkhom hang a left into road 2376 and head back to Udon via Loei, Nongbualumphu, allow a full day to do this :-)


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    Hi Dazza, thx for the info I'll try that route after songkran finishes less hassle then

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    Gidday mate - obviously the Missus is dressing you these days 55555!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zablive View Post
    Gidday mate - obviously the Missus is dressing you these days 55555!
    Haha, yes as usual mate, her taste hasn't improved

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suttoh View Post
    Hi Dazza, thx for the info I'll try that route after songkran finishes less hassle then

    Stunning views of the Mekong :-)


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    Good to see another side of Thailand.Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suttoh View Post
    Haha, yes as usual mate, her taste hasn't improved
    At least she binned the footy shorts (I hope) 555!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    Stunning views of the Mekong :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zablive View Post
    At least she binned the footy shorts (I hope) 555!
    Yes mate the broncos shorts have been banned lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    Stunning views of the Mekong :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by sidvicious View Post
    Good to see another side of Thailand.Thanks for sharing.
    No worries mate, it's always good to share experiences in this great but vast country, I'm really hanging to get back to phuket soon, glad you enjoyed my little post

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    Just seen Suttoh's back...Welcome back mate...How much did you have to pay the cozzers to let you go...5555
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    I'm amazed at these temple pictures. Must get myself out of the bars and clubs and out and about to vist some culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diveshallow View Post
    I'm amazed at these temple pictures. Must get myself out of the bars and clubs and out and about to vist some culture.
    Yes, or you'll end up as one of those sad pricks sitting in a bar day in day out whinging in their beer and telling all and sundry how Thailand sucks...yaadaa...yaadaa...
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    One thing I have found about temples is that the interiors don't really impress me inside.
    The exterior is nice but the interiors are not that ornate.

    I do remember going to one temple and enjoyed the paintings that depicted old Thai life

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    One thing I have found about temples is that the interiors don't really impress me inside.
    The exterior is nice but the interiors are not that ornate.

    I do remember going to one temple and enjoyed the paintings that depicted old Thai life
    I tend to agree with this....but we do have one here on Samui which impresses me in the same way with some wonderful intricate murals depicting the life/stories/lessons of Buddha on the walls and ceilings at Wat Plai Laem

    The ones which most leave me cold are the plastic gold buddha statues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    I tend to agree with this....but we do have one here on Samui which impresses me in the same way with some wonderful intricate murals depicting the life/stories/lessons of Buddha on the walls and ceilings at Wat Plai Laem

    The ones which most leave me cold are the plastic gold buddha statues...
    Murals was exactly the word I was looking for......they went all along the wall. Really nice and this temple also had a museum, which is not something you see much in Thailand. Of course I went there myself well the Thais sat in the parking lot eating som tam 555

    I guess I am use to Churches where the interiors are so ornate and interesting

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