The Sleeping Buddha Tempe is Situated up in the mountains

Wat Pa Phu Kon is situated in Pa Na Yung and Pa Nam Som

National Forest Reserves at Ban Na Kham,

Ban Kong sub-district, Na Yung district, Udon Thani

The Sleeping Buddha Temple in UdonThani
Located high in the mountains in Na Yung District, approximately 120 kilometers Northwest of Udon Thani city, the temple was built only a couple of years ago but has a lot to offer those willing and able to make the steep drive to visit it.

The main attraction, besides the beautiful and serene natural surroundings, is the 20-meter long reclining Buddha, which is made from 43 blocks of exquisite Italian Carrara Marble, each weighing about 15-30 tons and which was shipped to Thailand by boat. The cost of the statue, thought to be in excess of 50 million baht (about 1.5 million US dollars) was paid for by a very generous donation from an elderly woman in honour of the King.

Meditation at Wat Pa Phu Kon

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Wat Pa Phu Kon’s splendid isolation and peaceful, natural environment makes it an ideal spot for some meditation, and numerous buildings have sprung up on the mountain to house groups of meditation enthusiasts, offering a perfect refuge for those seeking solitude and tranquility, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 

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