Saturday, 21 June 2014

Wat Pa Non Sawan in Roi Et province

Wat Pa Non Sawan in Roi Et province

Wat Pa Non Sawan วัดป่าโนนสวรรค์
27 km by road east of town, 7 km south of hwy 23,
Tambon Thoet Thai, Amphoe Thung Khao Luang, Chang Wat Roi Et 45170 
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Sunday 08.06.2014

Inquire at bus station which bus to take to Wat Pa Non Sawan. Several people tell me line 4118 to Selaphum เสลภูมี (I usually do not rely on what one person tells me, always try to get a second and third opinion). Wait for bus about 9:50 to 11:01. Ride bus 11:01-52, 25 Baht, to the point on hwy 23 where rural road to the wat begins (after km 133). There is a large sign for the wat on the side of hwy 23. Start walking towards the wat. On the map it looks like 4 km, but googlemaps says it’s 7 km. There is some traffic, so I hitchhike again. Ride 12:08-15 to the wat. Leave the wat 13:19 and walk back. Hitchhike to hwy 23 13:30-39.

Large sign on hwy 23 (from there about 7 km to the wat):








You can climb up to the 7th floor of the tower (1st floor = ground floor)









View from the center of the alley towards the tower:



View from the center of the alley towards the entrance:















Statues depicting various deities, mythological figures and animals:






Entrance to Buddhist Hell garden:







A unique and weird place, worth the trip.

Copyright 2014 ChristianPFC

1 comment:

  1. Is it me or did Walt Disney take an overdose of LSD and design a Wat ?

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