Wat Phra Kaeo, Phetchabun

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Wat Pha Sorn Kaew, also known as Wat Phra Thart Pha Kaew, is a Buddhist monastery and temple in Khao Kor, Phetchabun, in north-central Thailand, about 5 hours drive north of Bangkok. The Wat is set on an 830m peak, a few hundred meters from the town of Kheam Son on the main highway 12, between Phitsanulok and Lom Sak.The main pagoda and surrounding buildings are adorned with over 5 million colorful mosaic tiles and pottery items and is set in a mountain location. 5 sitting Buddha statues were already finished. There is a stained glass gazebo and a smaller pagoda in the gardens.The main Wat exterior, gardens and adjoining buildings are complete and open to visitors, although not all of the interior of the main temple is complete yet.Currently, there is no well-developed tourist infrastructure surrounding the site. It is only accessible by private car or tour, as there is no public transport from the nearest towns of Lom Sak, Phetchabun or Phitsanulok.
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  • August 17, 2017
    very nice visible far tall building in the mountain. Access by a road winding but arrived in a beautiful place with a beautiful view of the surrounding places. Not to be missed if you are in the area.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Although this is a more "tourist" oriented temple it is well worth placing on your "things to see" list. Situated about 2/3 of the way up the mountain, the views are magnificent, and the temple, which...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    We drove from Chumphae to see this attraction and the drive out (120km)was just as stunning as the destination with nice winding but wide and well surfaced roads through the rain forest. If you are a ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    One of the best temple in Thailand. There are also many more hidden treasures inside not typically accessible to tourist. Find a guide.
  • July 4, 2017
    This was a last minute stop, but we were so happy we went as this was one of highlights on our Thailand tour. Up in the mountains this beautiful temple sits, the view is amazing. The craftsmanship is highly detailed. A must see!!
  • June 14, 2017
    This temple is situated on the mountain with the cold and refreshing. you will feel at peace when you are here. The temple also has a very beautiful and unique architecture. In front of the entrance to the temple is also a shop selling souvenirs, fruit shops and restaurants.
  • July 27, 2017
    Amazing temple in Thailand, maybe the most beautiful one I saw during my trip. The temple is really special as well the buildings in the area! Worth a visit!
  • August 18, 2017
    Easily one of the most attractive temples in Thailand it is worth going out of your way to visiting however accommodation in the region is quite expensive but worth iy as stunning views are abounding.

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