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Wat Chaeng

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The main attraction at Wat Chaeng is not the large and unimpressive wihaan up front, but rather a small wooden hall shrouded in trees out back.

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Built in the early 1900s, the dark-wood structure is fronted by one-of-a-kind crocodile guardian statues made from white stucco.

The structure is best known for its delicately carved upper section depicting a lotus pond under three suns (this is the Lotus City, after all). The sides of the building feature similarly beautiful gabled edges carved into the shapes of Lao-style nagas. Faded ceramic tiles have replaced the original wooden roof. Though a minor attraction, the building is worth a quick stop.

While you’re here, wander into the back corner of the grounds to see wax sculptures from past years piled haphazardly in a shed. Beyond that is Wat Chaeng’s wax-carving workshop, where you can see artists working their magic during the weeks leading up to Khao Phansa. A day market is held here on Wednesdays, leaving the temple grounds rather unkempt.


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How to get there
Wat Chaeng is located on the north side of Sappasit Road towards the north of town, a 10-minute walk east of Chayangkun Road.

Wat Chaeng
Sappasit Rd, Ubon Ratchathani
Admission: Free

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