WPC – A Temple’s Corner

Wat Phra That Nong Bua

A couple years ago I had a chance to visit Ubon Ratchathani, a nice border city in North-Eastern Thailand. And one of the sacred landmarks in Ubon Ratchathani is Wat Phra That Nong Bua, a must-see Buddhist temple. The gleaming gold and white chedi at this temple loosely resembles the Mahaboddhi stupa in Bodhgaya, India.

The temple is the place where Buddha relics are housed in the 55meter height square-based stupa and stands in the middle of a marble slabs, with smaller stupas at each corner in the inner yard. The people seem to keep the inner yard clean from the falling leaves of the trees surrounding the complex.

I took off my shoes to explore this beautiful temple which was built in 1956 to honor of 2500 years of Buddhism. I noticed in each corner of the main temple, there was decorated with a serpent with seven heads.

As other Buddhist temples in Thailand, I feel like the other visitors who can come at anytime, pay respect and experience peaceful nice environment.

Stupa in the corner of inner yard
Wat Phra That Nong Bua







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