At first sight this Wat Samphran temple looks like a highly commercial attraction you would expect to see in Disneyland. However nothing is further from the truth as this unique temple named Wat Samphran, is actually far off the beaten tourist path and is often excluded from tourist guides. This unique temple is unlike any temple you will find in Thailand. The building is about 17 stories tall, with a giant dragon spiraling to the top. It’s grounds include many sculptures of other beasts and a giant buddha made of bronze.
Visitors have commented that there are several hidden treasures upstairs and downstairs within the temple so if you ever manage to visit the place, explore, explore, explore! The entrance to Wat Samphran is small, so look for a sign that says Police Academy, and you will find the temple halfway down the road to your right. Be sure to check out the other photo’s of this amazing “hidden gem” inside the post.
Once inside you will find many amazing animal statues, including a giant Turtle and this awe-inspiring bronzen Buddha. If you ever plan a trip to the Wat Samphran temple, then be sure to explore thoroughly as this isn’t a typical tourist destination. Maintenance is said to be lacking and while the monks are very welcoming, some parts of the temple are not open to the public.
Posted By Ron Rombouts