Sunday, 30 November 2014

Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai in Srisaket province

Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai in Srisaket province

Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai วัดสระกำแพงใหญ่ in Srisaket ศรีสะเกษ province, Uthumpon Phisai อุทุมพรพิสัย district.

Location: 
15°06'05.7"N 104°07'42.3"E = 15.101578, 104.128418

Directions: from Uthumpon Phisai train station, about 1.5 km walk westwards parallel to the railway track. The wat is directly north of the railway track, you can in fact see the ruins, the ubosot, the museum and the hell garden when driving past on a train. From Srisaket, take bus or van to Surin, ask the driver to let you out at the wat (on hwy 226, about 100 m walk, whereas from stop for Uthumphon Phisai it's about 2 km walk). 



The largest gong in Thailand? The one in Wat Pa Thewapithak in Roi Et province is impressive as well:
http://www.oneweirdglobe.com/destination-weirdest-temple-thailand-thus-far/
(have been to in June, no article yet, but I think this one is bigger)



Khmer ruins and a large statue of a monk on the temple grounds.







I noticed in several places that these laterite stones can take a bluish hue, I wonder how this comes.



But the reason why I went there is this Buddhist Hell Garden, the smallest I have seen so far, not even sure if it is a Hell Garden as there are no signs or labels.











That's an anus in the shape of a mouth: verbal diarrhea.










In 2007, there were more statues and color was fresh: http://maleangpo.blogspot.com/2007/11/wat-sa-kam-phean-yai-si-saket.html

Museum, was closed when I was there.



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