Wat Phasorn Kaew, Petchabun
a jewel in the middle of 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 5 hours drive north of Bangkok. The Wat is set on an 830m peak, a few hundred meters from the town of Kheam Son on the main highway 12, between Phitsanulok and Lom Sak.
The main pagoda and surrounding buildings are adorned with over 5 million colorful mosaic tiles and pottery items and is set in a mountain location. 5 sitting Buddha statues were already finished. There is a stained glass gazebo and a smaller pagoda in the gardens.
The main Wat exterior, gardens and adjoining buildings are complete and open to visitors, although not all of the interior of the main temple is complete yet.
Currently, there is no well-developed tourist infrastructure surrounding the site. It is only accessible by private car or tour, as there is no public transport from the nearest towns of Lom Sak, Phetchabun or Phitsanulok.
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 had never heard of this temple before this visit.
Chance, even if it doesn't exist, brought us here
I will simply say in conclusion: this is great art!
The temple website: www.phasornkaew.org
unfortunately, he is in Thai....
For me... it's one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand!