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Wat Thai Watthanaram

Reclining Buddha Image

Wat Thai Watthanaram was our first temple in Mae Sot district, which took us almost two hours to visit. It is a Tai Yai Mahayan temple, built in 1867. It contains one of the most beautiful Buddha images I have ever seen, Phra Phuttha Maha Muni, which is a Mandalay-style  image, built for Tai Yai people who cannot visit the original image in Mandalay, Burma. The image is located in a Burmese palace-style building. Behind the huge meeting hall is a huge white reclining Buddha image. We spent some time in the meeting hall with the monks and visited the beautiful images on the upper floor after making tamboon. Worth to see is also the important Phra Chedi Gonwin Pagoda in the middle of the compound.

Phra Bhutta Maha Muni

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