Wat Phra Kaeo, Phetchabun

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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  • Located a few hundred meters from the main road linking Petchabun to Pinsanulok, these two temples are very popular with the thai people from across the country. You will not be disappointed by the panorama of the Valley. As usual in Thailand, many restaurants - some very modern design and quality - and shops will allow you to restore you and do some souvenir shopping or local specialties such as the excellent artisanal cookies scented. Prices of the restaurants are very reasonable and the parking will be charged 30 Thb (pay out). The entrance to the temples is free.
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  • As the transducer must visit when visiting Khao Kho of phetchabun atmosphere surrounded by nature. Mountain freshness. Happy living organic overflows. Before we explore the plains extremely handsome, not yet completed the highest fear Ting. To figure out this ... every day 4 floor, Shin? Not the same, but walks, sightseeing, and gold-Yes it is delicious, and the Sun causing a haze ... are required to get a rain interval to-and-fro vs. Misty autoloader.
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  • 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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  • One of the best temple in Thailand. There are also many more hidden treasures inside not typically accessible to tourist. Find a guide.
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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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