Wat Phailom

Outside Bangkok, on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River in Pathum Thaini Province, this old, wooden Mon wát is noted for the tens of thousands of open billed storks (Anastomus oscitans) that nest in bamboo groves opposite the temple area from December to June. Temple architecture buffs will note the Ayuthaya-style bòt, backed by a Mon chedi.

The temple is 51km from the centre of Bangkok in Pathum Thani's Sam Kok district. Take a Pathum Thani-bound bus (20B) from Bangkok's Northern bus terminal and cross the river by ferry to the wát grounds.

Bus No 33 from Sanam Luang goes all the way to Phailom and back. The Chao Phraya River Express tours from Tha Maharat to Bang Pa-In each Sunday also make a stop at Wat Phailom.


At July 29, 2007 at 7:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think wat phailom is beautiful


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