Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Temple

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Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Temple

Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Temple was built in the year 1900 after the land was granted on behalf of her Majesty Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 30th May 1845 by W.L. Butterworth of the East India Company.

Why Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Temple is special ?

This main shrine and the pagoda were built in the year 1900 after the land was granted on behalf of her Majesty Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 30th May 1845 by W.L. Butterworth of the East India Company. The main shrine of chinese influence structure stood serving for 88 years until renovation became necessary.

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This main shrine and the pagoda were built in the year 1900

What to explore at Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Temple?

The temple hall in which this Buddha is housed is also called the Hall of the Thousand Buddha’s. You will see on the walls hundreds of little golden sculptures. Underneath the Buddha is a mausoleum, holding the ashes of cremated Buddhist worshipers.

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hundreds of little golden sculptures

Other attractions at Wat Chaiya temple include enormous dragon serpents, sprawling from the balustrades of the temple’s entrance towards the meditation hall.

You will also come upon gruesome-looking looking, green-faced beings referred to as Dewas, standing guard before the temple entrance.

Source: https://asiadaytours.com

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