This Temple in Thailand is Shrouded by a Dragon
Said to be over 400 years old, the Wat Samphran Temple is a pink masterpiece that rises 80 meters
7 Apr 2022
Wat Samphran Temple shrouded in dragons /
Wat Samphran Temple shrouded in dragons / @jude_allen

In the Samphran district of Thailand, there is one of the most spectacular Buddhist temples in the country. Wat Samphran is a pink masterpiece that soars 80 meters high — a tribute to the number of years Buddha lived.

Known for the hollow dragon heads that surround the shrine, visitors are welcome to climb up to the 17-story superstructure to touch the dragon's beard, or climb into the beast's belly.

The temple is said to be over 400 years old.

Wat Samphran Temple is located in Nakhon Pathom province, and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. Every year, thousands of people visit the temple to see its unique designs and learn about Buddhism.

Wat Samphran Temple was built in the 16th century by a monk named Phra Maha Chedi Sihing. This temple was originally built as a place for monks to meditate and study Buddhism. However, over time, the temple became a popular tourist destination. Today, Wat Samphran Temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.

Wat Samphran Temple shrouded in dragons /
Wat Samphran Temple shrouded in dragons / thethaiger.com

The temple of Wat Samphran was built in the shape of a dragon. The dragon is a symbol of strength and power in Thai culture, and is also said to be the protector of Buddha. The temple consists of two parts: the dragon's body and the dragon's head. The dragon's body is made of red bricks, and contains a ladder that leads to the dragon's head. The dragon's head contains a Buddha statue, and is said to be made of gold.

Every year, thousands of people visit Wat Samphran Temple to see its unique design and learn about Buddhism. The temple is open to visitors from all over the world, and is a great place to learn about Thai culture and religion.

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