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Friday, March 2, 2012

Wat Pho Chai, วัดโพธิ์ชัย, Nong Khai,Thailand

Wat Pho Chai, Nong Khai,Thailand another temple surveyed by the "Culture and Art Center" at Khon Kaen University. The statue, Luang Pho Phra Sai, said to have been cast? in 2361 in Vientaine, Laos sits in side a small pavillion outside the sim. The monastery was built in 2360BE or 195 years ago. Nowadays it is a bustling Thai Buddhist business center where, people come  to check their fortune, buy a little merit, visit the "buddhist gee-gaw" shop, buy lottery tickets, perform a public display of adoration (PDA), or make an offering to get the blessing of the "Duty Monk" and take or have your picture taken. I have been reading that it is the 2d most visited tourist attraction in Nong Khai. There is absolutely no way a person could estimate that. Sounds like Tourism Authority if Thailand fudgber. ( a fudged number)
I do enjoy the modern murals around the inside of the huge building.
Enjoy your tour of the place.
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