Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang (Khlong Samrong) :
The temple is located on the northern bank of Khlong Samrong, in Tambon Bang Phli Yai, Bangkok – Thailand. The temple was built around the year 1824 and it’s name have been changed several times. This temple was previously named Wat Klang before changing to Wat Rat Sattha Tham and eventually to Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang.
The highlight of the temple remains at the huge reclining Buddha image, known as Somdet Phra Sakayamuni Si Sumet Bophit, which is approximately 53-meter long. There are four-story inside the image; the 1st floor houses the meditation cells, the 2nd floor has impressive images of 500 Arhats and murals depicting the hell and heaven, the 3rd floor includes paintings of other sacred Buddha images and the 4th floor houses the Buddha’s relic taken from Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1987.
Not much is known about this temple and it’s not a common tourist attraction site in travel agents brochures. Nevertheless, it’s a very beautiful temple not only it has the reclining Buddha but it also has the beautiful temple surrounded by pond within it’s compound.
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