Wat Traphang Ngoen

Wat Traphang Ngoen

On a sort of island (at one end of a lake with a channel off the lake almost surrounding the site). The name means Silver Lake Monastery.

Oriented so it is illuminated by both the rising and setting sun.

The temple’s main structures are the main chedi, the ruins of the Assembly Hall (vihara) and an Ordination Hall. The chedi is the standard “Sukhothai Style” 10m high in the form of a closed lotus flower on a square laterite base followed by five every smaller levels of brick.

The Ordination Hall of the temple lies some way away in a small island in the middle of the lake (where the temple is at the easterly end of the lake).

Wat Traphang Ngoen
Wat Traphang Ngoen
Wat Traphang Ngoen
Wat Traphang Ngoen

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