Wat Thung Si Muang

Example of early termite proofing

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What we say: 3.5 stars

This wat was built during the reign of Rama III and is considered to demonstrate a blend of Lao and Rattanakosin architecture.

The chapel walls are adorned with murals from the era of Rama II. The most unique aspect of the wat is the Scripture Hall, which sits at the centre of small pond on angled stilts. The crafting of the wood is still in good condition and is particularly photogenic in the early morning or dusk.

Also of interest at this wat is the old bot, which is notable for the guardians -- nagas sit astride crocodiles resting face to face with inward-looking temple guardians.

The library is set in the pond to protect the palm leaf scrolls within from termites and other paper-munching critters.

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Luang Rd
Opening Hours: Daylight hours every day
Last updated: 14th September, 2012

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