March 2, 2014

Wat Pa Lelai

My host family took me, Kailei, Angela and Lydia Wat Pa Lelai.

Wat Pa Lelai Worawihan is a very old temple in Suphan Buri Province, located on the west side of Suphanburi River on Malai Man Street, which is in the Mueang Suphanburi District of Tambon Rua Yai. The local population refers to it as "Wat Pa", which translates to Temple of Forest. It is believed to have been built some 800 years ago when Suphan Buri was a prosperous community.

Angela, Lydia & Kailei head towards the entrance

Just one of the many statues in and around the wat.

A huge sitting Buddha named "Luang Pho To",
23 meters in height, is enshrined in the main chapel.

In addition, the classic Thai poem, Khun Chang-Khun Phan, by Sunthon Phu, is depicted in 60 large mural paintings around a central courtyard.