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Wattanaram Monastery

Posted on: 25th February 2016

Also called Wat Thai Wattanaram, this Thai Yai temple is a Buddhist complex which was built by a merchant from Tongchai in 1867 during the reign of King Rama IV. Hence all things at this temple, ranging from architectural designs to artifacts, have a profound Burmese impression. Located 3 km from Mae Sot, Wat Thai Wattanaram’s main building’s front is a mesmerizing mix of stucco and wood carvings which give it a very palace like feeling.

The Wat is easily accessible through road via 1085 route & hiring a car is perfect choice for transfer, moreover it also empowers one to visit other Mae Sot attractions as per his/her own wishes. Book at Thailand Cars Rentals and take home a vehicle from our finest fleet of cars and that too at suitable prices.


Interesting Facts

Its most distinguishing feature is its 6.5 feet by 6.5 feet of gold-plated bronze image of Lord Buddha beautified by various precious stones. This image is called Phra Phuttha Maha Muni by the Tai Yai people for whom this was constructed in Mandalay-style. Phra Phuttha Maha Muni’s seated figure sits in a building called Phra Phuttha Maha Muni Wiharn which was built in 1977 and looks like a replica of a Burmese palace. It is a building with seven tiered roofing where the topmost tier includes a golden umbrella.

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