Wat Mahannaparam and Chao Phaa Sua

Two religions, one street

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What we say: 2.5 stars

Located near the Great Swing, these two religious sites couldn't be more different.

The Buddhist temple Wat Mahannaparam is a quiet spot famous for a Buddha image that is made predominantly of gold. There are only a few visitors wandering around, and the grounds provide a quiet place to sit or stroll.

Just across the street, the Chinese temple Chao Phaa Sua is bustling with activity; incense burning, worshipers making offerings, and an organiser screaming commands through a blow-horn.

Neither of the two sites is architecturally extraordinary but Chao Phaa Sua, at least, is worth taking in for some great people watching.

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Tanao Rd
How to get there: The two temples are only a few blocks walk from the Great Swing. From the Great Swing turn left on Thanon Mahaanop, walk to the end of the street and you will meet Chao Phaa Sua. Wat Mahannaparam is just down the street to the right.
Last updated: 2nd February, 2012

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