Phra Put Taroupmat Yaiteesut Nailok. The World's Biggest Teak Wood Buddha.

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  1. DavidFL

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    Spotted on a recent trip to Nan

    Turn off on R101 just west of the Wiang Sa turn off.

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    but it is only sign posted in English heading east towards Sa / Nan.

    Down the lane

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    The Buddha image was not as huge as I had anticipated, & because of the shelter & bright background, it is damn hard to get a decent photo.

    So overall a bit of a disappointment, but if you want to tick it off as another North Thai tourist spot visited, then check it out.

    The temple wall does have some interesting murals though

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    Walk around the back of the chapel & you can get a couple of pretty photos.....

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    Nan continues to impress!

    Happy Trails! :happy1:
     
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    Damm ..... so no 2 days side-trips to MUK again (such a friendly people there) but a tour to Petchabun, Dan Sai and Nan next week?
    Choices! What the heck lets do it both!

    Chang Noi
     
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    Nice photos :)
     
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    Bump for ChangNoi1 - did you get this one last trip?
     
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    There is a new one in Fang called the Oldest teak Buddha. It is in the lying posture and was made from a big old teak tree found in a river. Now at Wat SriMongkol, SanSai, Fang ...about 5 km. before you get to Fang coming from CM. Near my home is also a very interesting Buddha made from woven rattan...and is at the roadside.
     
  7. DavidFL

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    Over in Wiang Sa a few days ago, checking for the GTR dinner on 29 July 2020

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    Surprisingly enough it took a couple of goes to find this temple again.
    The old memory needs a reboot & they need better signage for the actual soi where you need to turn of.
    We could not miss the fine work & impressive carving on the two temple doors though.
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    The google maps location: Google Maps
     
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    Thanks Fred
    After your tip off.
    It is on GTR here: Fang & Back - A Fang Meander
     
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    Great info again on GT Rider, Thanks David.
    Both of the Teak Buddhas are on the bucket list, now.
     
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