Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Long stairways in Thailand

Long stairways in Thailand

A list of long stairways in Thailand that I have climbed or found on the internet, sorted in decreasing number of steps.

3790 (climbed 28jun2017 but not counted) Wat Khao Wong Phrachan วัดเขาวงพระจันทร์ Lopburi. The rocks on the mountain top on left side of the picture are the end of the stairs. But it has to be said that many of these 3790 steps are "baby steps" where I can and have to take 2 or 3 at the same time.

Motivational messages every 500 steps and at the top, here: 
"Go! Go! You have done 2000 steps already!" There were closed stalls all along the way; I was there almost alone, but on weekend and holidays it must be bustling with people.

1600-1700 (info from staff 30mar2017) near Wat Phraputthabat Tamo วัดพระพุทธบาทตะเมาะ Chiang Mai / Lamphun 

1549 (counted 14apr2017) Daen Maha Mongkol แดนมหามงคล Kanchanaburi. No pictures allowed. There are flat parts on the way up to the top. For parts that are rock/soil but inclined, I estimated number of steps it would take if it was stairs.

1237 Tiger Temple Wat Tham Suea วัดถ้ำเสือ Krabi. 
I haven't been, but have seen the decorative sign with number of steps at the start of the stairs on internet:

source: https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/07/f5/03/0a/tiger-cave-temple-wat.jpg

1102 (counted 6sep2017, last numbered step 1059; climbed again 5dec2017) Khao Ok Talu เขาอกทะลุ Phatthalung. Number of steps to the platform at the hole, apart from going up about 250 m vertically, an easy climb. From the platform to the top of the mountain about 50 m more, but only possible with the ropes that are attached to the rock. I wasn't prepared for this when I went first alone, but on second visit with a friend managed.

1049 Wat Phra Bat Phu Pan Kham วัดพระบาทภูพานคำ Khon Kaen.

source: https://f.tpkcdn.com/images-720/9de081b58d2a98416d2d4eb21ecff0c4.jpg

945 (counted 31mar2017) Khao No-Khao Kaeo เขาหน่อ-เขาแก้ว Nakon Sawan.

706 (counted 14apr2016) Wat Ban Tham วัดบ้านถ้ำ Kanchanaburi.
From ground level into the dragon's mouth and through his body, through a cave and then to the golden pagoda on mountain.

621 Wat Thep Phitak Punnaram วัดเทพพิทักษ์ปุณณาราม 
(to white sitting Buddha, climbed 4aug2019)

491 Phra That Phu Phek พระธาตุภูเพ็ก Sakon Nakon.

483 (counted 8nov2017) Wat Woranat Banphot (Wat Khao Gop) วัดวรนาถบรรพต (วัดเขากบ) Nakon Sawan.

469 (counted 25aug2016) 
Wat Phraphutthabat Tak Pha วัดพระพุทธบาทตากผ้า and Phrathat Chedi Si Khruba พระธาตุเจดีย์สี่ครูบา Lamphun 

449 Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri วัดสังกัสรัตนคีรี stairs leading on Khao Sakae Krang เขาสะแกกรัง Uthai Thani

445 (counted 1dec2014, 436 written on pillar) Peacock Temple วัดเวฬุวัน (เขาจีนแล) Wat Weluwan (Wat Khao Jin Le) Lopburi 

396 (climbed 27nov2016, counted 390) Khao Chong Krachok เขาช่องกระจก Prachuap Khiri Khan
details here: http://christianpfc.blogspot.tw/2018/01/khao-chong-krachok-in-prachuap-khiri.html

375 (counted 374 on 24jan2018)  
Wat Tham Khao Kriap ถ้ำเขาเกรียบ Lang Suan Chumpon 

344 (climbed several times) Phu Khao Thong ภูเขาทอง 
Golden mountain on grounds of Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร Bangkok.

314 (climbed 8jun2013) 
Wat Khao Sukim วัดเขาสุกิม Chanthaburi 

309 (climbed 2011?) Wat Phra That Doi Suthep วัดพระธาตุดอยสุเทพ Chiang Mai

297 (climbed 23nov2014) Khao Kradong เขากระโดง Buriram

212+84 (26dec2014, 4feb2018) Wat Khao Rup Chang Phichit
(212 from parking to mountain top and 84 more to top of the rock.) 

281 วัดเขาขึ้น(เขานางบวช) Nang Buat, Doem Bang Nang Buat District, Suphan Buri, Thailand (see pictures on googlemaps)

245 (counted 8feb2018) 
Wat Phrathat Doi Noi วัดพระธาตุดอยน้อย Chiang Mai

236  Phanom Sawai Forest Park Surin วนอุทยานพนมสวาย
(white sitting Buddha, climbed 3aug2019)

I have been (Surin 03.-04.09.2015) but didn't count steps, only did count the bells and can confirm there are 1080 bells (318 right side of stairs, 330 left side, 432 around building with monk's ashes).
 200 (climbed 31jan2017, feb2018)  Phra Maha Mondop Phutthabat พระมหามณฑปพุทธบาท Chonburi 

180 (climbed 8feb2018) Wat Doi Sapphanyu (Wat Nam Bo Tip) วัดดอยสัพพัญญู (วัดน้ำบ่อติ๋บ) Chiang Mai 

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1 comment:

  1. I climbed 23 steps to Hot Male upstairs


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