Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Wat Pleng (not abandoned any more) in Nonthaburi province

Wat Pleng (not abandoned any more) in Nonthaburi province
วัดเพลงร้าง ต.บางขนุน อ.บางกรวย จ.นนทบุรี

I saw pictures of this temple overgrown by trees:

source: http://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/วัดเพลง_(นนทบุรี)

There are other temples of similar names nearby; ร้าง means abandoned. But what I found was this:



It clearly once was abandoned, but has been restored.




Location:
13°48'53.5"N 100°28'00.7"E 13.814861, 100.466861 
Satellite view clearly shows the building with roof and no trees around. 2.4 km by road from Wat Chalor.

http://2g.pantip.com/cafe/gallery/topic/G8523755/G8523755.html
(many good quality picture from overgrown temple)
http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Wat-Pleng--2224
http://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/วัดเพลง_(นนทบุรี)
http://www.yellowpages.co.th/nonthaburi-city/TH/content/pages/wat-pleng_06252012_s.aspx (in Thai)

During preparation of this post, I found hints for another abandoned temple วัดสักน้อย (ร้าง) nearby:
http://www.chomthai.com/board/index.php?topic=365.0
http://61-91-7-141.static.asianet.co.th/forum/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=700280&p=9119371
Satellite view shows trees around. Seems I went to the wrong place (based on wrong or incomplete information), have to go again some day.

Copyright 2015 ChristianPFC

2 comments:

  1. Is it "any more" or "anymore"? lol

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  2. I was not aware of the difference, thank you for bringing it up. I meant to say "any more" = "any longer" and not "anymore" = "nowadays". It's more a matter of style or regional variations of English than right or wrong.

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/any-more-or-anymore
    http://alt-usage-english.org/anymore.html
    http://www.grammarly.com/handbook/grammar/adjectives-and-adverbs/13/anymore-vs-any-more/

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