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The rice paddies and mediation
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The rice paddies and mediation

 

It may sound unusual to relax on a rice farm, but Kamphaeng Phet does have a picturesque rice paddy, and it attracts a lot of people.

Elevated a few feet above the ground, the wooden boardwalk runs straight into the vast rice paddies and make a circle around a small traditional-style staple of the Rice Goddess, before stretching out in three directions. The local Buddhists and monks lent their hands to build it as a social contribution facility.

Set among the countryside view, the thousand-foot-long boardwalk, or Wat Thung Sanoon Rattanaram's Saphan Boonyorot actually serves as the venue for practicing walking meditation, religious ceremonies, and rice farming work.

However, its impressive scenery attracts tourists. The temple finds it an excellent new draw and develops some facilities such as a coffee stall, an elevated stand for better photo opportunities, hay sculptures, etc.

On any given morning and evening, people love to take a stroll and linger on the boardwalk, absorbing the tranquil atmosphere and enjoying the breathtaking sunset view over Kamphaeng Phet's rice paddies.

Wat Thung Sanoon Rattanaram serves as a spiritual center of the locals. The temple houses the Lan Xang-style Buddha statue Phra Chao Boon Lan, the precious rutile quartz Buddha image Phra Kaeo Mai Thong, and Phra That Khao Pluak or a stupa made of many thousand ears of rice.

Spend a relaxed evening at the rice paddies, or pitch your tent to soak up the subtle, charming vibe of the easy Kamphaeng Phet.

 

How to get there: Wat Thung Sanoon Rattanaram is located in Bung Samakkee District of Kamphaeng Phet province. The temple is 194 miles north of Bangkok via highway AH2. For more information about attractions in Kamphaeng Phet, call TAT Sukhothai Office at 055-616-228 to 9.