A 12 months in the past we determined that we need to go to each province in Thailand. Since then we’ve managed to tick off fairly a number of however there are nonetheless so many to go (76 to be precise). It’s not at all times simple due to work whereas different occasions we find yourself visiting locations we’ve already been to love Chonburi (Pattaya), Rayong, Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin) and Phuket. So final weekend on our means again from Chonburi, we determined to take somewhat detour and go to Chachoengsao.
Our plan was to not keep over however to see one or two
sights the province has to supply. That will be sufficient for us to say, yea
we’ve been there.
Rule of thumb: we take into account visiting a province if we visited a minimum of 1 attraction and spent a number of hours there. Driving by means of doesn’t rely. Consuming at a restaurant additionally doesn’t rely.
A little bit bit in regards to the Chachoengsao
Positioned within the japanese central a part of Thailand, Chachoengsao is a neighboring province of Bangkok. Regardless of its shut proximity to the capital metropolis, it isn’t typically visited by vacationers. It’s principally referred to as an agricultural hub however with little or no infrastructure for tourism.
Nevertheless, there are many cultural and non secular
sights right here price visiting corresponding to
Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan temple and Wat Saman Rattanaram.
Wat Saman Rattanaram
We googled what’s there to see on this province and some temples confirmed up. After just some minutes, Wat Saman Rattanaram caught our eye. It was totally different. Peculiar in reality. We needed to go there and really glad we did as a result of it was undoubtedly an fascinating expertise.
Positioned in type of an island, surrounded by a river (Bang Pakong), Wat Saman Ratanaram is a multi-belief temple floor with a wide range of Hindu and Buddhist statues.
If there isn’t a different cause so that you can go to this province, maybe this temple would persuade you in any other case. Right here’s why.
Lord Ganesha statue(s)
The primary attraction and have of the temple is a big reclining Lord Ganesha statue. It’s actually one of many largest ones I’ve seen. You’ll be able to’t miss it because it’s the very first thing you will note from a distance. A hanging attraction because of its sheer dimension and vibrant pink colour.
Apparently, there are two different Lord Ganesha statues in Chachoengsao. A seated one will be discovered at Wat Phrong Akat and one other standing one is on the Khlong Khuean Ganesh worldwide park. We solely noticed the one at Wat Saman Ratanaram.
Statues of Legendary creatures & Gods
If you’re into tales of legendary creatures and icons, then you need to undoubtedly go to this temple. Right here you will see that awe-inspiring statues such because the three-headed Erawan, multicolored Nagas and Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.
This stretched Naga by the river is certainly one of my favorites. A number of superior picture alternatives right here for the gram.
Quirky collectible figurines
Maybe probably the most fascinating factor on the temple is that there are all these cute cartoon and anime collectible figurines unfold round. They’ve every part from superheroes and Asian anime to in style cartoons and animals.
There are additionally bunch of unique and multi-colored Pikachus. So cute!
t was actually fairly fascinating to see all these statues however
extra importantly, you ask your self…why? Why are they right here? How they do belong
in a spot meant for religion and faith?
Most likely for touristic and attraction functions as a result of it’s
Stunning temple and shrines
As any temple in Thailand, the structure of non secular buildings and shrines listed below are lovely. A white and gold temple subsequent to the primary car parking zone is unquestionably one of the vital alluring ones I’ve seen. It’s minimalistic but fairly interesting.
Different shrines and smaller buildings exist all through the grounds and must be noticed carefully. As we have been now a bit late to get house, we rapidly took some images and headed on our means again.
Wait, there’s extra
Aside from the statues, Wat Saman Ratanaram has a
floating marketplace for procuring and plenty of meals stalls.
It was fairly full of life and busy with individuals making deserves, taking images, procuring, and consuming. If we had extra time, we’d have finished some procuring and have an enormous feast.