Sights & Attractions
DailyOperating time: 09.00 - 16.30
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
The name “Wat Suan Kaew” is widely known by many people since it is the place where the popular abbot “Phra Payom Kalayano” is at. Wat Suan Kaew is located at Moo 1, Tambol Banglaen, Amphur Bangyai, Nontaburi. It was originally called “Wat Kaew”. Apart from being the sacred place for the Buddhism, it is also a place where Phra Payom has started many projects of the Suan Kaew foundation for the society such as supermarket for the poverty or Rom Boti Kaew.
Wat Suan Kaew used to be a deserted temple for 80 years with only Luang Por Tian Jittasupo who lived there. Then, Phra Prayom and 2 monks travelled to Wat Suan Mokalaram in year 1978 in order to hold the summer novice ordainment. In year 1979, Luang Por Tian Jittasupo assigned Phra Prayom to restore this temple since he would move back to Loei. Since then, the temple was renamed “Wat Suan Kaew” together with the “Suan Kaew” foundation.
The area of the temple is filled with trees that make the atmosphere shady. The ubosot is a bare field surrounded with trees that are compared like the roof to shelter it. The ubosot is for Buddhism to listen to preachings and meditate.
Another outstanding feature of this temple is the center of donation. Many people donate their stuffs here and there are volunteers who separate the items. The volunteers are the homeless people who live at this temple. All the stuffs are divided into categories and are sold to the visitors in a cheap price. This is another way to provide jobs and income to the homeless people. This section is opened every day except Wednesday.
How to travel there?
From Phra Nangklao Bridge, follow the Rattanatibet Road to Bangplu junction. Then, turn left to Bangkruay-Sainoi Road and go straight for 2 kilometers.
How to get there :
Cross Phra Nang Klao Bridge and go straight on to the second traffic light. Then turn left and carry on around 2 kms. to find the temple. Another option is to take the ferry from Nonthaburi Pier to Bang Sri Mueang Pier, then take the minibus to the temple. The fare rate is 8 Bath/person.