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Wat Pa Pradu

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Centrally located Wat Pa Pradu is a Thai forest tradition temple with an unusual mix of halls and Buddha images.

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Established during the Ayutthaya period, the wat became a mid-grade Royal temple in 1990.

The highlight is a 12-metre-long reclining Buddha that lies with its head placed on the left hand -- supposedly the only left-leaning reclining Buddha in Thailand. Covered in gold leaf, it stretches in an open-fronted wihaan and is one of Rayong’s most highly revered Buddha images; either join the locals as they kneel to offer flowers and incense or try not to interfere with their ceremonial visits.

Adjacent to the reclining Buddha hall, a smaller wihaan houses another large and captivating Buddha image in the European posture, seated as if on a chair with both soles planted on the ground. You’ll also find a Chinese shrine with an image of Kuan Yin, bodhisattva of compassion, along with an attractive Ayutthaya-era wihaan housing a Chinese-style Buddha image.

Topped by ceramic roofs and a mix of sparkling chofa and naga finials, the centuries-old halls contrast a large contemporary Thai-style wihaan with a sloping gabled roof and chunky concrete base.

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