Does anyone know how to get to Wat Pai Rong Wua (Buddhist Hell Park) via public transportation from Bangkok?
#1 frankithai has been a member since 18/9/2008. Posts: 5
Here's a link describing it:
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 frankithai has been a member since 18/9/2008. Posts: 5
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.
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.
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 frankithai has been a member since 18/9/2008. Posts: 5
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.
When you say they can't be compared, which is the better one?
#8 frankithai has been a member since 18/9/2008. Posts: 5