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  Wat Sri Boon Reuang

 

Thailand

Wat Sri Boon Reuang in Mae Sariang. This temple in the in province of Mae Hong Son was established in 1907.

 

It is built in a mixture of Burmese and Shan art styles and was formerly named Wat Jong Mahkkaeng, with mahkkaeng being a Shan word that means tamarind (in Thai called makhaam) and that indicates that the grounds at that time used to have many tamarind trees.

 

  Wat Sri Boon Reuang

 

  Wat Sri Boon Reuang

 

Today there is a sala tree (fig.) at the temple grounds and inside the temple there is a Jambupati Buddha Image, as well as a row of Buddha images used in the Phra prajam wan geut-system, in typical Burmese-Shan style.