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Songkran Holiday in Ubon Ratchathani (4)

Wat Nong Pha Pong

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Wat Nong Pah Pong in Ubon Ratchathani is not exactly a temple by itself. It is more than a temple as the main attraction at this Thai wat is the 3 storey building that houses several historical items which are being kept in display shelves within the building including old notes and archaeological items and photos of monks under the internship of Luang Phu Chah or Ajarn Chah. The most important item being kept within this building at Wat Nong Pha Pong is the body of Ajarn Chah in which he was known to be predictable of what happens in the future and was said to have the power of invisibility. This temple was known as international temple as many of those from across the world would come over to be ordained as a monk due to their strong believes on the teachings and holiness of Ajarn Chah. Even King Rama 9, the reigning king of Thailand paid the last respect to Ajarn Chah after his death. There is a golden chedi located within the heavily forested temple boundary. This is a very beautiful chedi and looks very similar to that of Pha That Luang temple in Vientiane, Laos. The chedi interior has golden pillars and golden ceiling and the chedi building has 4 doors on each side of the structure. In the middle of the chedi is another mid-size golden chedi which looks similar to that of Wat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai or Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon with a photo of Ajarn Chah placed on the base of this mid-size chedi. The tiles of the floor of the chedi were black in colour and were nicely polished as can be seen from the shining effects.

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The entrance to the 3 storey building cum museum at Wat Nong Pah Pong

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The forest within Wat Nong Pah Pong

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Photo of King Rama 9 paying last respect to Ajarn Chah @ Wat Nong Pah Pong

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The replica of late Luang Phu Chah (Ajarn Chah) @ Wat Nong Pah Pong

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The casket in which body of Luang Phu Chah being kept @ Wat Nong PAh Pong

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Some of the displays at Wat Nong Pah Pong. The candle carvings is synonym to Ubon Ratchathani's Lantern Festival and is only unique to the Isan region in Thailand

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The 3 storey building at Wat Nong Pah Pong

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The lush forest within Wat Nong Pah Pong

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The chedi At Wat Nong Pah Pong

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The lush greenery at the chedi of Wat Nong Pah Pong

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A view of the chedi of Wat Nong Pah Pong from afar

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One of the 4 entrance door to chedi Wat Nong Pha Pong

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The interiors of Chedi Wat Nong Pha Pong

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The ceiling of chedi Wat Nong Pha Pong

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The door of the chedi Wat Nong Pha Pong

Posted by kidd27 22:08 Archived in Thailand

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