Wat Lan Boon Mahawihan Somdet Phra Buddhacharn

For several years during my travels to the north, I saw along the road this huge temple under construction: Wat Promraungsri (a name not easy for a European to remember) a few kilometers from Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima)

I ended up taking the time to stop and take a few pictures.

My first visit dates back to March 2011... and my photos were very poor, the fault being very surprising, even surprising weather conditions: a wave of cold and grey unusual for this time of year, the weather conditions being the worst to photograph this magnificent achievement: No sun, no shade, a grey sky at will, a cold wind from the northeast...

Few years later, I happen to be back on the same road, much more favourable conditions... so here are some pictures of much higher quality... 

Seen from the outside, this temple is absolutely magnificent.
That's why I took a few minutes to stop by.
somewhat intrigued by this impressive achievement

To take this side of the temple, I trod on the grass....
I was of course called to order by a series of whistle blows from a guard stationed behind a coconut tree...

Inside... except for a huge statue of Buddha... it's more like nothingness.
Nothing or really not much has changed since my visit two years ago back

The interior of the temple resonates like a station hall. It's a pretty cold atmosphere....
To be critical, I would say that this temple has no soul, nothing attractive inside.
As beautiful as it is to see from afar, as much inside it has no interest.
The surrounding outdoor gardens are magnificent.

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