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Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao

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Building in Burmese style

Building in Burmese style.

Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao is one of the tempels where once the famous Phra Keo statue was enshrined. This statue is now installed in Wat Phra Kaeo in Bangkok.



We visited this temple a few times, and every time we were going there, we lost the way. For some reason it's difficult for us to find the temple, and when we went back, we also took the wrong direction.
Maybe it has something to do with the location, on the north side of the Wang River, with a lot of narrow, winding streets.

A chedi

A chedi.

Like in almost every temple in Thailand, it is very peaceful and quiet there. This temple attracts many visitors. And there are not much plants on the premises that can muffle the noise.
But nevertheless it is peaceful and quiet.

One of the first things you see when to enter the temple is a small building where you can (or must) pay an entrance fee. We never did so, there was no one in the building, and no one ever called us back.
The first temple building you see is very impressive. It is a hall, lavishly decorated in Burmese style, both inside and outside.

Trees with flowers

Trees with flowers.

In the back of the premises, against the wall, are a few trees. One time we were there, one of the trees was in full bloom, an exuberance of big, bright orange flowers. And a lot of birds flying around, merrily chirping birds.

Our last visit was in February 2007.


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