Bangkok 6D5N: Day 2 Sorapong Temple/ Uttayan Lanboon Temple, KhoratThursday, August 21, 2014
Sorapong Temple also known as Uttayan Lanboon Temple is located at Mittraphap road in Nakhon Ratchasima or “Khorat”, the largest province on north-eastern of Thailand. This temple houses Thailand’s largest cast image of Somdet Phra Phutthachan, a revered monk master of Wat Rakhang Khositaram. This temple is constructed by a famous actor Sorapong Chatree out of his profound faith and that’s is where the temple name came from.
Before entering the pond area, we pass through a small hall where we can also see a sleeping Buddha.
Then we reach a small garden and the Sorapong Temple is situated across the pond…
This world’s largest life-like image was completed on 1 April 2000, measuring 8.025m wide across the lap, 13m high and weighing 61 tons. Spend sometime to visit the inside of the temple and you will be able to see the large life-like image..
A spired image hall known as Kudakhan was built to enshrine the image amid a beautiful landscape with a pond, rock garden, decorative plants and etc.
On another side there is sunflower field… Sadly we were there a bit late that the sunflower is going to sleep…
More pictures on the temple surrounding… The temple was not fully completed yet as it is not being supported by Government thus they are slowly collecting donation when there is sufficient donation they will continue the construction work by stages…
Picture of me with Sorapong Temple.
So that wraps up my another Bangkok Trip travelogue… Till my next post same time tomorrow… Tata..Attraction InformationAttraction Name : Sorapong Temple/ Uttayan Lanboon Temple Khorat
Address: Mittraphap Road, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130 Thailand
Entrance Fee: Free (if not mistaken)
What to do: Sightseeing, Temple Visiting, Photography
Bangkok 6D5N Itinerary:
1. Day 1 Grand Mercure Fortune Bangkok Hotel & Asiatique
2. Day 2 Chok Chai Farm
3. Day 2 Sorapong Temple Khorat
4. Day 2 Palio Khao Yai
5. Day 2 Pak Chong Night Market
6. Day 3 Khao Yai Panorama Farm (Mushroom Resort)
7. Day 3: Thongsomboon Club, Pak Chong