Mural paintings at Wat Pho Chai Na Phueng in Na Haeo

Temples in Thailand

The Wat Pho Chai Na Phueng is in the district Na Haeo, about 20 km north of Dan Sai and is believed to be from the 17th - 18th century A.D. That was before the village of Na Phueng was ever build. There is an old wihan building with stones and both inside as outside are beautiful mural paintings of the Lord Buddha and Vessantara Jataka.


Currently the roof is under renovation, and it looks like it will be done the proper original way with wooden parts. It was an magical experience to visit this temple at 6:30 in the morning while clouds and fog were filling the valley. A monk walked me to the wihan and unlocked & opened the door for me and I stepped into an dark dusty mysterious room full with Buddha images. It took a while before the monk with my help did find the light-switch .... unfortunately for beautiful photos the room was now lighted in TL-light.  But shown now all around me were beautiful, still half intact mural paintings. According to the monk 400 - 500 years old.



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