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  Wat Sawang Arom

 

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Wat Sawang Aroma (fig.) in Kamphaeng Phet has several Luang Pho Buddha images. The first one is known as Luang Pho Umong, as it was found undernesth a molehill-like rise, buried in a tunnel-like cavity within the temple's compound.

 

The temple also houses a number of other important Buddha images, including this Luang Pho Maha Mongkon statue, which is depicted seated in the bhumisparsa pose in a half lotus position.

 

  Wat Sawang Arom

 

  Wat Sawang Arom

 

The Wihaan Kaew, i.e. the Crystal Hall, houses a reclining Buddha known as Luang Pho Phutta Kohdom, the latter being a Thai term for Gautama Buddha. The reclining pose represents the Buddha's Mahaparinirvana.

 

In the back of the temple is a small but lush garden with a walking Buddha, that is known as Luang Pho Pratahn Phon, and which stands in front of a tall wooden drum tower (fig.).

See also TRAVEL PICTURE (1), (2) and (3).

1629'10.3"N 9929'36.6"E

 

  Wat Sawang Arom