Wat Pa Thamma Utthayan

Wat Pa Thamma Utthayan, Khon Kaen: Address, Wat Pa Thamma Utthayan Reviews: 4.5/5

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Bangoe
174 contributions
Feb 2022
To visit this temple right now is rather difficult due to very big road construction on the main road outside the temple. But our effort to go there was well rewarded.

I've hardly ever seen such an interesting temple ground. It was filled with decorations of flowers, birds and other animals. And many different temple buildings within the grounds. Could easily have spent a few hours here if we had had the time.

Will try to visit again.
Written 18 March 2022
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Steven S
Pattaya, Thailand476 contributions
Mar 2021
Located 10kms north of Khon Kaem I took a taxi there. The cost was between 160 and 200 baht each way. This place is a mix of temple symbols, theme park and a few animals. Make sure you have your walking shoes because there is a lot of ground to cover. I would allow at least 2-3 hours to get around everywhere. I came away with a zillion photos and tired feet but it was certainly worth the effort. I gave my phone to a local to book my return taxi.
Written 5 April 2021
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toweliechaos
Malton, UK142 contributions
Jan 2020
It's a fair way out of Khon Kaen (about 170bht taxi) just off a major highway. I've thought about this place (free entry) for a while now and I'm still none the wiser as to what it is.

Part temple, part theme park, part zoo - all weird! The 'zoo' element is weak to say the least, unless you consider chickens and rabbits as an attraction. There was just the one visible croc, no idea if there were others hiding.

The main statues were in an area currently undergoing some serious work so access was a bit wobbly and photographs had to be raised up a touch, but that aside they are beautiful monuments.

And then there's the Kung Fu Panda statues, and the Happy Feet ones and the massive gongs to have a whack at...

It really is a very odd place, but in many ways, this makes it worth the visit.

One note of caution, getting back from here is a bit of a challenge. I had to flag a bus down and charm my way back to the centre!
Written 31 January 2020
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Maya
Oslo, Norway3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I had a life time experience with practicing mindfulness with the monk Lon Pi koh and the Nun mashi Joy. Simply worth every minute I spent with them.
The temple is a huge place with theme park. To live there was a bit tough but very enriching.
Written 22 January 2020
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ash666
Whitley Bay1,416 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
I'm not exactly sure what this is supposed to be and I think they aren't sure themselves.
It is half wat (temple) and half zoo for ornamental animals.
Curious as it is, it is worth a look round.
Free entry.
Written 30 July 2019
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Explorer51559
14 contributions
May 2019
Recommend to visit, the temple's atmosphere is shady, serenity and peaceful.
Several mini man-made waterfall.
Written 18 May 2019
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Sakda S
Bangkok, Thailand101 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
Very interesting Temple complex with a lot of different Buddhist and a lot of different shrines. spend the whole day here walking around enjoying the peacefulness.
Written 15 April 2018
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Christopher R
brisbane38 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
This temple was excellent. Very decent size with hidden gems throughout. Plenty of vegetation and trees to offer shade, various buddhas and temples, 2x ostriches !
Very colorful, great for pictures.
I fully recommend this to one and all.
This was in conjunction with Prasat Puai Noi.
Happy days :)
Written 12 April 2018
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stockmktgenius
Orange County, CA179 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
When you're driving between Udonthani and Khon Kaen, STOP HERE. This place is more interesting than wherever else you're going. A gigantic golden baby statue! Giant Chinese and Thai Bhuddas in huge granite halls! Crocs and bunnies. Statues of monkeys! We crossed a metal walkway over water to an island restaurant where they apologized they had already given away all their food! This place is incredible! It's on the left side of Highway 2 as you're driving South, and - as I recall - there's only a sign in Thai. So bring your girlfriend or wife or somebody Thai or you might miss it. (If you pass Thai Dusadet, a giant hardware store that's on the right side of the road, you've gone too far.) And if you figure out who are these wonderful people and what on earth they're building, do let us all know. Meanwhile, enjoy!- and there is plenty to enjoy here.
Written 5 July 2017
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Dermatol
Bangkok, Thailand155 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
We went to the temple (or monastery ?)to pay respect to the abbot and also the attend the evening prayers and chant which took 1 hour from 6pm-7pm. Almost a decade ago, we used to come here very often for volunteer work and also find some peace of mind through meditation and observing mindfulness. However nowadays it has modernized and there are more structures to the landscape but the natural environment is still preserved. Just participating in the morning 6am-7am and evening brings peace and understanding. There are no monk teachers there, but you can self-practice on medication and if you encounter a problem while meditating, you can ask the abbot while there. Unfortunately the chants and conversations are in Thai only. Also there are insects and mosquitoes so you should have long pants on if you plan to go there.
Written 5 July 2017
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