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Wat Pa Salawan Temple

Temple

Monday - Sunday

Contact Details

Address

in the city behind the train station

Telephone

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Attraction Details

Wat Pa Salawan is a temple where the relics of Acharn Sao, Acharn Man and Acharn Thim are stored. To get here, visitors can take the Nakhon Ratchasima-Dan Khun Thot bus, which leaves from Nakhon Ratchasima Bus Terminal 1 every 30 minutes from 7:00 till 20:00. Then take a motorcycle taxi to the destination.

The temple has a total area of about 17 acres. It has 84 monk houses, a sermon hall, a wihan, a main hall, Phra Tam Nak, a kitchen and a storeroom. The temple is bordered to the east by public land near the lake of Nong Kae Chang, to the west and the north by land of the State Railway of Thailand and to the south by private land. 

About 30 years ago, the temple was surrounded by lonely bamboo jungle. Outside the temple’s wall, there was a cartway running around the temple. Located to the southwest of the temple was a graveyard. The temple was then bordered to the south by paddle fields where locals would sell clay bricks. These fields were later converted into a health centre and Homeland Village. In addition, a crematorium used to stand near the lake of Nong Kae Chang before being demolished. Additionally, the reason why the lake is called Nong Kae Chang, literally meaning the lake of elephant releasing, is that, in the past, mahouts and their elephants would travel past the lake and mahouts would let the elephants rest around the lake.  

 

How to get there

By Bus

visitors can take the Nakhon Ratchasima-Dan Khun Thot bus, which leaves from Nakhon Ratchasima Bus Terminal 1 every 30 minutes from 7:00 till 20:00. Then take a motorcycle taxi to the destination.

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