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The way to Wat Pai Rong Wua?

  • frankithai

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    Does anyone know how to get to Wat Pai Rong Wua (Buddhist Hell Park) via public transportation from Bangkok?

    #1 Posted: 23/10/2008 - 09:44

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  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    Hi, Ive never heard of this. Is it in Bangkok?

    #2 Posted: 24/10/2008 - 14:30

  • frankithai

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    Here's a link describing it:

    http://www.thai-blogs.com/index.php/2006/03/02/wat_pai_rong_wua?blog=5

    It mentions driving directions, but I won't be renting a car when I'm in Bangkok, so I'm wondering if there's any other means of transport available to get there.

    #3 Posted: 24/10/2008 - 15:44

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    I've not heard of that particular temple, but there's a few across Thailand with similar "hell gardens". By the sounds of things, the temple is closer to Suphanburi than Bkk -- just 40km -- so if you're intent on visiting it, I'd suggest getting a bus from Bkk to Suphanburi then a songtheaw back to the temple -- there's directions amongst the comments in the above mentioned post.

    #4 Posted: 25/10/2008 - 07:56

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    Sorry, I meant to say, another temple with similar gardens is Wat Sri Khom Kham in Phayao province in northern Thailand. See the sights section for there for a little more information on the temple.

    #5 Posted: 25/10/2008 - 08:07

  • frankithai

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    Thanks for the good info! Unfortunately, my Lonely Planet Guidebook doesn't list either Suphanburi or Phayao. Hopefully once I land in Thailand, I can find out more details about transportation options.

    #6 Posted: 25/10/2008 - 12:37

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    went to Wat Sri Khom Kham in Phayao in Dec 2005, & also read Richard's blog regularly. the 'hell garden' there can't be compared to the one in Wat Phai Rong Wua, at least based on Richard's photos...unless there has since been a major renovation + touch up.

    for Suphanburi: http://wikitravel.org/en/Suphanburi_%28province%29 might give you some leads.

    for Wat Sri Khom Kham in Phayao :
    not far out, i walked there from the town centre.

    #7 Posted: 25/10/2008 - 15:52

  • frankithai

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    When you say they can't be compared, which is the better one?

    #8 Posted: 25/10/2008 - 22:15

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    Wat Phai Rong Wua is better - in terms of the 'hell garden', based on Richard's photos (i haven't been there before).

    #9 Posted: 26/10/2008 - 07:04

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    WOW! Just checked out that blog. Looks like a wicked place to visit. Thanks alot for the post. I will be going to check this place out next year I think. :)

    #10 Posted: 27/10/2008 - 18:49

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