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  Wat Chom Si

 

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Wat Chom Si, a Buddhist temple also known as Wat Phou Si, due to its location on Mount Phousi (fig.).

 

The temple has an intersting garden and a grotto that display different characters and scenes from Buddhism, such as nagas, Mae Phra Thoranee, and a variety of Buddha images in different poses (fig.).

 

  Wat Chom Si

 

  Wat Chom Si

 

There are two staircases that lead to the top, i.e. one from the Southeast side, the other starting from the Northwest, opposite of the Royal Palace Museum (fig.).

 

From the summit there are magnificent scenic views of the entire city and of the Khan River below...

 

  Wat Chom Si

 

  Wat Chom Si

 

... as well as of the mighty Mae Khong River (fig.), which runs on the northern side of Phousi mountain.

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