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Hidden behind wall protecting it from direct views and motor traffic, this is the temple with impressively steep multi-layered roof. Its courtyard is most pleasant, leafy, shaded and as it's the case with temples - it's all quiet place, perfect for contemplation. Only sometimes you'll see its doors open, though. Outside you can hear and see many birds in the crowns of the trees, listen their singing... it's beautiful.

Nevertheless, sit down by the table and make a note to your book or write sentences to a postcard or letter. There are few monks, novices and kids around; they may as well you something more about temple if you ask kindly.

Wat had been recently renovated, so its golden reliefs from Ramayana epics, mixed within local historic conext look very good on the window sceens. By the enclosure, few golden statues stay and lay below large banyan tree; furthermore... stupas with 'bone' and 'dust' of deceased taking final rest in peace, alligned by the edges of temple, as the tradition suggests.

Directions: centre, 5 min walk from Mekong promenade

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  • Updated Mar 29, 2013
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