Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Wat Chalor in Nonthaburi province

Wat Chalor in Nonthaburi province
โบสถ์เรือหงส์ วัดชลอ จ.นนทบุรี อ.บางกรวย

Temple with Ubosot on a replica of Suwannahong (royal barge), second largest in the world (largest is Wat Sa Long Rua วัดสระลงเรือ in Kanchanaburi province, haven't been yet).










Old Ubosot:



Location:
13°48'21.7"N 100°28'35.9"E 13.806019, 100.476627

Directions:
I went by Chao Phraya Boat. Get off at stop N28 (Wat Khian) and walk a few 100 m until you can get a taxi (about 4 km, km, 53 Baht) to Wat Chalor (taxi driver knew the temple). From Bang Bamru บางบำหรู railway station, it's only 2.5 km by road.

Public transport: 
There are small white songtheos (no line number) between Wat Chalor (final station) and Ratchaphruek University, with stop at Nonthaburi market (with many buses and pier N30), and there was red songtheo line 1416 Charansanitawong - Bang Kruai market on the temple grounds waiting for passengers.

Further reading:
http://thailandhere.blogspot.com/2014/06/wat-temple-chalor-bang-kruai-at.html 
(full coverage with many pictures, from June 2014, compare with my pictures for progress of construction) 
http://lifeseasiamagazine.com/2014/10/11/the-temple-in-the-swan-boat-thailand-by-botankanya/ 
(same author as above, fewer pictures)

http://wikimapia.org/3431138/Wat-Chalo-Nonthaburi
http://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/วัดชลอ

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