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  Wat Phrathat Suthon Mongkon Khiri

 

Thailand

Wat Phrathat Suthon Mongkon Khiri in Phrae was founded in 1984 by Phra Athikaan Montri (Phra Kruba Montri Dhamma), who sculpted his first Buddha image when he was only 5 years old. Today this monk is the abbot and a top artist and scholar in Buddhist art. The temple-monastery was built on an 20 meter high hill covering an area of 25 rai and is associated with the nearby northern Third Army base.