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Observation Deck
Wat Huai Pla Kung

Wat Huai Pla KungNearby City

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"Observation Deck"
Chiang Rai Top 7 in Important Religious Institution
Open from 7:00am-9:30pm (Local time)
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"I heard from the proprietress of a small hotel in the Chiang Rai night market that there is a beautiful Chinese-style temple on the outskirts of the city called Hui Bakang Temple. It was funded by the well-known monk Pra Ajarn Phob Chok. So the driver of the lady boss took us to visit this magical temple as scheduled. It is said that she is magical because the architectural style of the whole temple adopts the integration and complementation of Chinese and Thai! It consists of three main bodies: Avalokitesvara on the roof, a golden dragon pagoda, and a Buddhist hall! Let's talk about the appearance of the main hall of the Buddha hall. The pure Thai-style red tile roof and pure white walls. The main entrance of the hall has long steps, and there is a white dragon lying on each side! In the shape, not only the Tianlong ladder with the traditional style of northern Thailand, but also a lot of finely carved white dragons are covered on the top eaves, and every inch of the porch and doorposts are also carved in a variety of ways. State of the flower case. And the platform base of the whole hall was raised to the second floor above the sea level. On the two side edges of the platform, carved lamp posts were erected in an orderly manner. On the top of the columns stood the totem bird of Thailand. The long beak holds a crystal ball lamp, and at night they are like night pearls! However, when I was about to enter the main hall, I found that the interior decoration project had not yet been completed. The Buddha statues in the hall were still in rough shape and the walls were still rough. I could only say that I had to stop with a little regret. Fortunately, there is a nine-story pagoda with unique characteristics along the ramp next to the main hall, which is rare in other Thai temples. The pure gold spire is embedded in the seemingly modern but unique Above the pagoda with traditional colors in the temple. What's more interesting is that many golden dragons are decorated on each bevel of the outer tower. Stepping into the main hall of the pagoda, in the middle is a Guanshiyin Bodhisattva sitting on the Baolian Platform. The wooden sculpture is as high as a two-story building, and the two children of Shancai and Dragon Girl stand on the left and right. And in the tower, the music of the Great Compassion Mantra is chanted all the time, and you can see the yellow prayer flags when you lift your head. Each piece is written with the seven characters "Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Throne", which makes people feel like they have come to China. The temple is the same. We walked up the stairs one floor to admire the first floor, during which we would see woodcut Guanyin statues of various appearances, gestures and incarnations, those with hand-held swords, those with paper fans, those with one-handed sutras, those with children... When approaching the top floors of the tower, only one Buddha statue can be placed on each floor. After visiting the pagoda, you can also take a tourist battery car to the statue of Avalokitesvara on the rooftop. This huge pure white Guanshiyin can actually be seen inside. There is a ticket window at the entrance of the landing. Each person needs to pay 40 baht to get a ticket. The upper right corner of the coupon has a photo of the temple abbot Pra Ajarn Phob Chok. . At the elevator entrance, a handsome guy in a crimson suit will press the elevator door for visitors. After the elevator goes up, it will go straight to the top floor and there is no option. The top floor is actually a small space for visitors to visit some beam sculptures and wall sculptures with pure Chinese elements, such as the Chinese dragon with the theme of Chinese Buddhism, the female bodhisattva and the goddess immortals and a series of lovely figures."
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