Town temples

Passing interest



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What we say: 2.5 stars

Several wats lie on the far bank of the river, but to the casual visitor they are probably just of passing interest.

Wat Kandal
The most interesting is Wat Kandal, just to the north of the iron bridge. It has an unusual arched entranceway and out the back in the far corner is a model of Angkor Wat. If you have already seen the real thing, it is hardly worth the effort.

Wat Kampheng
Just behind the governor's residence this large wat is worth a peek if you're passing by, mainly to check out the odd sculptures in front of the main viharn. We're not quite sure what's going on in these historical and mythologically themed sculptures but the vultures eating a sinner's corpse is worth a photo!

Last updated: 15th July, 2015

About the author:
Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.
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