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Wat Phothisomphon

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Established in the late 1800s, Wat Phothisomphon’s most eye-catching feature is a large pagoda topped by a four-sided golden chedi completed in 2009.

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It looks great from afar, twinkling above Nong Prajak Park’s lake; though from close up the chunky concrete lower portions and modern appearance lack the grace of many other chedis.

Drawing plenty of merit makers on Buddhist holidays, the multi-floored pagoda houses several life-like statues of famous Thai meditation monks. In addition to a rather typical ordination hall and monks’ quarters, the grounds include a small Bodhi tree and an interesting purple shrine guarded by red-eyed nagas and a dark-green Buddha image.

Though not worth going out of your way for, the leafy grounds are worth a stroll that can also include the Udon Thani Museum and Nong Prajak Park.

Wat Phothisomphon is located on Posri Rd, on the west side of town, just south of Nong Prajak Park and west of the Udon Thani Museum.


Wat Phothisomphon
Posri Rd, Udon Thani

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