On the surface, you won’t see much of a difference between Wat Prayoon and any other temple in Thailand. It has the traditional elements of an assembly hall, ordination hall, meditation hall and library. But upon close examination, you will realise what makes it stand apart from the rest. It is the colour of red which pervades the temple’s spiritual ambience along with the ancient accessories such as swords and lances. Bright red is not a suitable colour for a temple, you would think. But you will change that thinking the moment you set eyes upon Wat Prayoon.
The temple, like most of its contemporaries, belongs to the period of King Rama III. The temple’s huge pagoda shaped like a bell is quite a signatory element of the temple. Like most Thai temples, Wat Prayoon also shelters the Buddha’s relics in its chedi. Close to the chedi, you can see a museum. It is home to a number of Buddha statues, ancient artefacts and amulets. Some of these had been excavated during a recent exploration. And if you visit this temple during the sundown, you will have a memorable evening.
Thailand’s temples are known for their breathtaking scenery. And Wat Prayoon is no exception. It would never disappoint you for that matter. Nearby, a few metres away, you will see turtle mountain. Most tourists are fond of feeding the turtles living in their namesake mountain. If are planning on frequenting the temple or the turtles, consider staying at a place which is within a reasonable distance to these attractions, such as hotels like Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 and others in Sukhumvit. Hotels can be quite affordable here, and Sukhumvit is only around 30 minutes away.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+