Thailand Sichon Chinese Temple

Le Tour Des Wats…

…Top Ten Wats / Temples / Shrines around Sichon.



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Given that I’ll be leaving Sichon shortly, I thought I take a last tour of all the wats in the area. There’s no shortage of them. Probably more in each Thai town than there are Indian Restaurants in a UK town.

A few I’ve visited before – actually, the first three below – but they’re always colorful in the bright sunlight, and it’s no hardship to revisit.

So, let’s get started…

  1. Chinese Temple On The Hill:
  2. This and the next one I can’t find on Google Maps, so I don’t know the correct names. That’s a bit surprising since they seem to be the principal Chinese and Thai-style temples in Sichon.

    Anyhoo, I think this one’s my favorite. Not only is it colorful, but it sits on a hill with superb views of the town, the hills, the river and the sea…

    Thailand Sichon Chinese Temple

    Thailand Sichon Chinese Temple

    Thailand Sichon Chinese Temple

  3. No Name Thai Temple:
  4. This one is just around the corner from the Chinese Temple, only a couple of hundred meters from the sea. You have to drive up a long driveway before reaching this…

    Thailand Sichon Buddhist Temple

    Thailand Sichon Buddhist Temple

    Thailand Sichon Buddhist Temple

  5. Chao Por Muang Tong Shrine:
  6. Coming from the sea, just where you would normally make a left turn to go into the main town, there’s a small road on the right that leads to this colorful Chinese shrine.

    Nice location too, right by a river…

    Thailand Sichon Chao Por Muang Tong Shrine

    Thailand Sichon River

  7. Wat Pratum Tayakaram:
  8. This is just on the edge of the town and covers a huge area.

    It is the only place where I encountered more than one or two people. There was some kind of meeting taking place, so I didn’t stay long…

    Thailand Sichon Wat Pratum Tayakaram

    Thailand Sichon Wat Pratum Tayakaram

  9. Wat Sa Si Mum:
  10. Leaving Sichon town I drove a short way up highway 401 until I found this wat.

    Not much to get excited about…

    Thailand Sichon Wat Sa Si Mum

  11. Wat Don Sala:
  12. Crossing over the 401 and heading back towards the sea, I stopped briefly at Wat Chom Tong where there was absolutely nothing worth photographing except for the scenery…

    Thailand Sichon

    Thailand Sichon Wat Don Sala

    So I continued on to Wat Don Sala which is set in large and peaceful grounds.

    But just what these guys on the right are up to, I’ll leave to your imagination.

    Thailand Sichon Wat Don Sala

    Thailand Sichon Wat Don Sala

    Thailand Sichon Wat Don Sala

  13. Wat Suchon:
  14. Then I continued further towards the coast until I found Wat Suchon. Rather plain, I’m afraid…

    Thailand Sichon Wat Suchon

  15. Wat Khao Tasak:
  16. Next, it was into the hills until, after a spot of off-roading…

    Thailand Sichon

    …I found Wat Khao Tasak hidden in the jungle. It’ll probably be nice when they’ve finished it..

    Thailand Sichon Wat Khao Tasak

    Thailand Sichon Wat Khao Tasak

  17. Wat Tham Thian Thawai:
  18. And from there, I headed back down the 401 to go south of Sichon. I was supposed to visit Wat Manee Prasit but somehow missed it. Next time.

    On the way, I went by another wat that’s almost in Sichon, but chose not to go in as there seemed to be a funeral/cremation taking place. Or they’d just chosen the next pope…

    Thailand Sichon

    Instead I found Wat Tham Thian Thawai some ways inland. Another large area with attached school

    Thailand Sichon Wat Tham Thian Thawai

    Thailand Sichon Wat Tham Thian Thawai

  19. Wat ATM:
  20. Thailand Sichon Wat ATM

    And last but not least it was back into Sichon town to pay a visit to Wat ATM. Here, the monks in the adjoining building – if you are suitably polite – will give you a secret card and four digit code.

    These you can use in Wat ATM, where, if you are really patient, and do an appropriate amount of bowing to the horizontal mouth at the bottom of the Wat, you will be rewarded with an amount of money.

    If you’re really lucky, it will be just the amount you had prayed for.

    I visit this Wat often. Probably too often!

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