Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple possesses unprecedented splendor and enormous area in Thailand that always makes visitors are overwhelmed when visiting here in first time.
Wat Phra Dhammakaya is a temple with a large scale in Thailand, from Bangkok about 16 km to the North. The temple was started construction in 1995, it is magnificent and giant, situated on the land with an area of 320,000 m2, located in the district of Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani province. To go up to the top of the tower, visitors will take at least 15 minute to walk. With massive scale, unique design, to build it, people spend more than 1 billion dollars. We can say that this is one of the wonders of Buddhism in the modern world.
The temple Wat Phra Dhammakaya’s shape likes a flying saucer landed on the water. surface of base is huge circle, broad and gentle stairs arrange successively to the peak. A hemispherical building, gilded on top of the temple.
Building on top is called Dhammakaya Cetiya, the main highlight of the entire of unique work is giant dome called Dhammakaya Cetiya that is covered with 300 thousand of gilded bronze Buddha statues. There are also 700 thousand of similar statues inside the temple. Inside golden dome is a shrine to the founder of the Dhammakaya – Phramonkolthepmuni and the concrete paths surround called outdoor meditation space.
One of the main rituals at this meditation house takes place at dusk. Overall monks in Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple place a big candle in front of themselves and meditate until sundown.
The temple is open free of charge every day of the week, visitors can move easily by bus or taxi from Bangkok to visit this unique project. However, you should visit the temple on cloudy days because with the large scale here, you’ll take so much time to walk outdoor./.
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