Wat Phra That Pha Son Kaeo, Khaem Son

Visit one of Thailand's most striking temples at Wat Phra That Pha Son Kaeo, a colorful structure built on a mountain peak. The temple features upwards of 5 million mosaic tiles and pottery items on the main pagoda and surrounding buildings. Next to the pagoda, a platform holds five images of Buddha surrounded by lotus flowers; look for the stained-glass pagoda in the gardens, too. Tourists do not regularly visit this attraction because there is no direct public transportation to it, but you can arrange for a private car to take you there. Remember to wear long pants and sleeves. To visit Wat Phra That Pha Son Kaeo and other attractions in Khaem Son, use our Khaem Son trip planner.
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  • You can walk on the road and go to the end and enjoy a great view and take a lot of great pictures , so much different of other "WAT" in Thailand .  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful Buddha images we had visited around Thailand, plus the weather in December is so nice to walk around and taking pictures  more »
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  • Wat Phra That Pha Sorn Kaew, is a quiet and peaceful temple and meditation center which sits on an 830 Meter peak, about five hours by car north of Bangkok. This relatively new temple is accessible only by a private car or tour and is off the radar to most tourist–exactly the type of site we love to visit.
  • So impressed with this temple! Located at mountainous area. Besides walls.. also floors, stairs and all elements attached to the main temple decorated with colorful fragmented ceramics laid out forming artistic patterns. We did not found any information for direct public transportation, we rent a car to got there and stayed @Moonlight Chateau, only 200 meters roughly beside this temple. Visited on last day (31 Dec) of 2018, this site was very crowded.. but still enjoyed the beauty of this temple. Adorable things for us to start the new year 2019!
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