Monday, August 03, 2009
Wat Nok in Thonburi
Wat Nok is located in the Thonburi district of Bangkok, not far from Wat Paknam. Using the address from an amulet magazine ad, I took a taxi there. Above we see the temple gate. The newly built Vihara. The entrance to the Vihara. An image of Jatukam is above the door. The principal Buddha statue of Wat Nok. Below the Buddha were cabinets with relic-holding chedis. All around the hall were statues of the 500 Arahants. The images were the same, but the names were different. The golden chedi on the top floor of the Vihara. The crematorium. The Ubosot. Below was the temple shop and store room. Lots and lots of Buchas here. Above we see the famous Wat Nok Phra Prom statues sitting on 4 elephant heads. Too big for me to bring back though.. The latest batch of Tao Wessuwan statues. They also have many Chinaraj and Nakprok buchas. One of the altars inside the temple shop. The famous Phra Prom shrine of Wat Nok. One of the Tao Wessuwan buchas that I chowed back. Address and Tel No of Wat Nok.