Thursday, July 12, 2012

Interiors of Wat Nong Bua - Temples of Ubon Ratchathani

As I've mentioned in my previous post, Wat Nong Bua, aka Wat Phrathat Nong Bua, is one of the most eye-catching temples in Ubon Ratchathani. The designers didn't seem to spare anything, decked most of its interiors in gleaming gold, I had to catch my breath and keep my jaw shut. All this glitter somehow provides an atmosphere of "royalty" more than piety. There are 4 doors leading inside, each one has a golden Buddha facing the door.Once you look up, you will see scaffolding similarly decked in gold, and studded with glorious accouterments.

I caught a monk blessing the laity in one corner of the room, but easily disappeared too. There were very few people visiting so I had the place mostly to myself.

Wat Nong Bua is located in Thammawithi Road, some 500 meters from the commercial Chayangkun Road.

This is the Eye in the Sky!


NRIGirl said...

W O O O O O ... W! It was hard to keep my jaw shut as well. I am sure the pictures don't do justice in this case!

What else is cooking @Eye? Where are we going next?

PriPat said...

Amazing photos!! Amazing location!!

eye in the sky said...

@ NRIGirl:

So true. Photos don't do justice to the beauty inside. I'm finally winding down with my travels in Ubon - just a couple more posts to complete - and close the chapter on Ubon. :)

eye in the sky said...

@ PriPat:

It's such a visually grand place, I agree. :)