Wat Phasorn Kaew, Petchabun
A jewel in the mountains
It can be seen from a distance when you take Route 12 from Phetchabun to Phitsanulok.
Intriguing at first, then surprising, this brand new temple is absolutely splendid and well worth a visit.
The work accomplished is remarkable. Its location in the middle of the Khao Kho mountains is an invitation to meditation.
Wat Phasorn Kaew dominates the entire region from its 850m altitude.
Its location offers the visitor a pleasant feeling of well-being and tranquility, with superb views of the surrounding mountains.
This newest temple is located in "Khao Kho", not far from "Kaem Son" on Route 12. This region is also known as the Switzerland of Thailand because of the beauty of the surrounding landscapes, the mountains and the fresh air.
The temple is still unknown even by the Thai people.
The main pagoda and surrounding buildings are decorated with several million tiles of coloured mosaic and other superb pottery.
Discover this exceptional gem
Wat Pha Sorn Kaew (Thai: วัดพระธาตุผาแก้ว; meaning: Temple on a Glass Cliff), also known as Wat Phra Thart Pha Kaew, is a Buddhist monastery and temple (Wat วัด in Thai) in Khao Kor, Phetchabun, in north-central Thailand, about a 5-hour drive north of Bangkok. The Wat is located on an 830m peak, a few hundred metres from the town of Kheam Son on the main road 12, between Phitsanulok and Lom Sak.
The main pagoda and surrounding buildings are decorated with more than 5 million mosaic tiles and colourful pottery and are located in a mountainous area. 5 statues of seated Buddha have already been completed. There is a stained glass gazebo and a smaller pagoda in the gardens.
A lost temple in the middle of the mountains of central Thailand
Without wanting to overdo it, I dare to think that this temple is probably the one that surprised me the most, the most seduced me... in Thailand. This invitation to meditation in this incredible landscape is absolutely grandiose.
A temple to visit and enjoy without moderation if you are in central Thailand.
I was disappointed when I arrived here this time...
There were several important details that I had forgotten to take into consideration... it was Sunday, in the middle of the Chinese New Year, and the temple, since my first visit, had become known by the locals...
The result: hundreds of visitors, Thai tourists of course, but the place you see above, as well as others equally isolated, was closed and forbidden to the public...