Sunday, 2 March 2014

Wat Lan Khuat (Million Bottles Temple) Srisaket วัดล้านขวด ศรีสะเกษ

Wat Lan Khuat (Million Bottles Temple) Srisaket วัดล้านขวด ศรีสะเกษ

Official name Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaeo วัดป่ามหาเจดีย์แก้ว, also known as Wat Lan Khuat (or various variations of spelling) วัดล้านข(wát láan kùat), literally “Million Bottles Temple”, Sisaket province, ampoe Khun Han จังหวัดศรีสะเกษ อำเภอขุนหาญ.

Others have been there and written about it before, most of it is copy-paste or useless information, here some links that I consider worth reading for further information:


How I got there: from Sisaket bus station, bus to Khun Han, the bus was supposed to leave at 11:40, bus leaves already at 11:32 as it was full, fare 40 THB. I should not have walked around the bus station in the waiting time, first I had to stand in the bus, then I got a seat (a mother took her infant child on her lap), later I had to move to another bench (to make place for an elderly new passenger) where I could sit only with one butt cheek as two people were already sitting there. But on the way, the bus emptied, so everyone got a seat after half an hour. Arrive in Kun Han (roundabout) 13:16, walk to wat, arrive at wat gate 13:24. Leave wat 14:15, have lunch, take bus 15:30 – 17:14 back to Sisaket.

During my visit, there were 3 monks and 5 other Thai visitors.

Times for buses to Sisaket from the bus station in Khun Han (i.e. a bus stop next to the roundabout): 05.00, 05.30, 06.00, 06.30, 07.00, 07.40, 08.20, 09.00, 10.00 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 14.45, 15.30, 16.20, 17.30, 40 THB to Sisaket.

The internet says there are about 1.5 million bottles used, I should have counted bottles in one square meter to make my own approximation.

Outer wall of the wat:



Main gate:


Ubosot:






Crematorium:



The sign on the tree says "deposit bottle donations here" (in Thai)



Toilet




Reclining Buddha



Water tower



Main building






Monks' quarters scattered around in the temple ground




Don't know what this is:



Mosaic made of bottle caps



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1 comment:

  1. truly off beaten track but very interesting place, thank you for finding it for us and posting

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