Friday, 18 August 2017

Wat Phrong Akat in Chachoengsao province

Wat Phrong Akat in Chachoengsao province
วัดโพรงอากาศ (พระอาจารย์สมชาย) อ.บางน้ำเปรี้ยว จ.ฉะเชิงเทรา

The temple boasts a huge chedi and a huge Ganesha statue, picture of entire complex by a friend's drone:

Chedi from air:

ground floor under the chedi:

inside the chedi (can't climb up):

one of the two small chedis:

and the entire chedi complex from ground:

Ganesha statue from air:

Ground level inside a collection of statues of Ganesha in various poses:

Ganesha with surroundings from ground:

There is an interesting concentration of Ganesha temples in Chachoengsao (Wat Saman Rattanaram วัดสมานรัตนาราม, Wat Phrong Akat and standing Ganesha at อุทยานพระพิฆเนศ องค์ยืน คลองเขื่อน ฉะเชิงเทรา) and Nakorn Nayok (Ganesha Park อุทยานพระพิฆเณศ). The fours places with the five largest Ganesha statues in Thailand (two in Ganesha Park) maximum 63 km by air away from each other.

(It was a dusty day with poor light, aerial pictures processed.)

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1 comment:

  1. Good find! Missed this one when looking at Phra Pikkanes and Wat Saman Rattanaram.

    Should have known 2 giant Ganeshas just don't cut it for such an important province as Chachoengsao ;)

    Nakorn Nayok also looks crazy.


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