Nuggets around Roi Et

Discussion in 'North-East Thailand Road Trip Reports' started by gerhardveer, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    2012 Nuggets around Roi Et

    Disregarded by nearly everybody - also by the Thais who generally have no interest for "old deadwood" - those small and some centuries old temples are visited by only few people. If you want to google them: negative report! Due to my Photofriends from Roi Et Photoclub I get to know those "secret spots" - photographers have also in Thailand a different and more sensitive pereception.
    Those small temples are indeed all protected as "national protected monuments" and their state of construction is insofar o.k. that no acute damage threatens - mainly the roofs are in good condition, a main aspect under those aggressive climatic conditions. On the other hand, what concerns detail care the situation is evil. Each of the three wats you see here have beautiful wallpaintings and those are in many cases flaking - each piece of plasterwork which falls down is a piece of national treasure lost for ever!
    One of the temples has a (good but ugly looking) roof made from corrugated iron. I asked a monk why they didn't use traditional wooden tile I got the answer "too expensive - no money". Twenty meters beside there was a big crew of workers occupied with the construction of a new "pretendertemple" - a crying shame!
    THAT ONLY HURTS...

    See now three of those nuggets:
    If possible, use GPS - all temples are not easy to find!

    I don't write a description for each temple - at the beginning of each photo series there is a photo of a description panel....

    Wat Ban Khon Kaen Nuea: on the road to Wapi Pathum (2045) - drive 3,3km southward from the crossroads 232Bypass/2045, then turn right and ask ore use GPS
    N16 01.619 E103 36.280

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  3. gerhardveer

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    Wat Ban Bathuchai: on the eastside of Roi Et - crossroads 23/Bypass232 - drive 400m eastward on highway 23, then turn left and drive straight about 1.1km
    N16 03.703 E103 42.394

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  6. gerhardveer

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  8. gerhardveer

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    Wat Chakrawan Phumphinit: about 50km southeast from Roi Et. Drive 46,5 km from the cossroads 232Bypass/2043 direction At Samat, then turn right on 3008 and drive 3,5km - the temple is on the left side
    N15 44.167 E103 58.762

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  11. Ian Bungy

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    Wow, You sure took some Good Photos and a Lot of them Well Done! You must have a Good Camera! There has certainly been some Time spent on the construction there. Good Find.
     
  12. 101Pauly

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    Hi: Cool pictures from rural Roi Et... got my truck "jermed" at Wat Ban Khon Khaen Neua. You're right, nobody knows much about 101!
     
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