Buddhism, Laos Trip, Thailand, Travel

Wat Ban Na Muang in Ubon Thailand

We left Laos the morning of November 21, 2008 on an 8:30 AM bus and arrived in Ubon, Thailand around 10:00 AM.  We stayed in Ubon a bit longer than expected because my dad decided that he wanted to move his step mom’s ashes closer to his step brother’s temple.

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

We had some free time in between the ceremonies, so my cousins took us to visit Wat Ban Na Muang or Wat Sa Prasan Suk, a temple in the city of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.  It is known for having both the Ubosot and the Viharn built atop replicas of river barges.

The Ubosot barge is completed with rowers and finished with brown lacquer that represents a dragon barge.  It is located in a paved lot.

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

The Viharn barge is painted concrete that represents a Naga barge, it‘s situated in a small lake.

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang has a very beautiful ordination hall built of ceramics in the shape of the Suphannahong Royal Barge.

Viharn barge Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

There are many kinds of fish that live in this lake, my dad purchased fish food to feed the fish.

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Fish at Wat Ban Na Muang

This part is not completed, and it’s situated towards the back of the temple ground.

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

A monk watering a tree.

A monk watering a tree

A boy that at met at the temple, he is showing his respect by wai.

a boy at met, he is showing his respect by wai

A local vendor that sells grilled rice.

A lady selling grilled rice with egg

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