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The way to Wat Pai Rong Wua?

Posted by frankithai on 23/10/2008 at 09:44

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

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Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 24/10/2008 at 14:30

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

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Posted by frankithai on 24/10/2008 at 15:44

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.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/10/2008 at 07:56 admin

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.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 25/10/2008 at 08:07 admin

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.

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Posted by frankithai on 25/10/2008 at 12:37

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.

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Posted by wanderingcat on 25/10/2008 at 15:52

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.

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Posted by frankithai on 25/10/2008 at 22:15

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

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Posted by wanderingcat on 26/10/2008 at 07:04

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

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Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 27/10/2008 at 18:49

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. :)

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