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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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  • The drive alone would be a great day out; the scenery is amazing! It is an incredible sight when you see the temple in brilliant white contrasting against the lush dark green of the mountains. The who...  more »
  • would not waste my time going there again very artifical is not a true reflectoin of thai could have been better spent resorting old temples.  more »
  • I was in absolute awe as I approached this magnificent temple. It is unique and boasts incredible views of the mountains and jungle surrounding it. This temple looks as though Gaudi started playing ar...  more »
  • 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.
  • By far the most amazing temple in Thailand. When you are near the temple, it somehow gave a feeling of peace to your heart. Entrance is free but parking lot is payable. There are food stalls around the temple for a quick grab or snacks.
  • Stunning temple and view. The buddha stutute is very beautiful. Shoukd be careful driving here as the road is slope and quite slippery.
  • Wow, this temple complex is absolute one of the finest looking temples of all of Thailand! If you are nearby, this is a "must see"! There is also food stalls around the complex, so you wont stay hungry. Enjoy this hidden gem! Greeting from Norway :)