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“Giant Pink Reclining Ganesha”

Wat Saman Rattanaram Temple
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US$101.03*
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Chachoengsao Day Trip Including Bang Pakong River...
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed October 5, 2017

The temple is located alongside the Bang Pakong River and
there are great views of the river.A giant pink statue of a Hindu
deity is the main attraction at this flashy,theme park-like temple.
This place also have a lot of stalls selling souvenirs,food and
clothing.We very enjoyed visiting here.

1  Thank clvnlaw
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Went there on weekend , most of the time they played Marathi songs - wow.

Felt like I am in my hometown.

Thank Umesh99
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

When you visit Bangkok you should visit the Wat Saman Temple. The colours and artistic flair are amazing. You will have a memory maker experience.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

There are more than 40,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand and many of them are sanctuaries of peace, quiet and meditation enclosed within grounds that are architecturally and religiously in sympathy with each other.

Not so at Wat Saman Rattanaram Temple in the Bang Khla district of Chachoengsao Province.

Whilst this is nominally a Buddhist temple, it is in fact a temple to the most crass vulgarisms and commercial exploitation I have seen anywhere. It resembles a DisneyWorld theme park gone horribly wrong.

It is full of several times larger than life statues of the most amazingly eclectic arrangement of gods, goddesses and mythical deities I have ever seen collected in one place.

Yes, there are plenty of statues of Buddha, including a row of oh-so-cute baby Buddhas holding out their begging bowls. Then there are larger than elephant-size statues of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh, and they are lollipop pink! For good measure, turn the next corner and you bump into the Chinese bodhisattva Kuan Im, and next to her is a multi-armed statue of the Hindu god Indra and further along you can meet Vishnu..

Then the mix is further complicated by life size fiberglass "superheroes" and comic book characters, and eight foot high pink and yellow "bunny rabbits".

I half expected to turn the next corner and come across a crucified Christ and a bleeding-heart Virgin Mary.

Into this MixMaster blend of deities and comic book nonsense, is overlaid a thriving market, with the traders spruiking their wares, competing with the Buddhist prayers being broadcast over the entire compound. There are fruit and vegetable stalls, clothing stalls, "street food" stalls, and the shop of a well-known Thai coffee shop franchise.

The only good thing I can say is that to the side of all this nonsense is a large concrete building under construction. I was told it was a hospital. So if all this vulgarity and commercialism is paying for the building of the hospital, then all is not wasted.

Footnote: Wat in Thai means temple" so to call this Wat Saman Rattanaram Temple is tautologous.

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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

This was one of must go place recommended by Thai friend. Thai people come here to make a wish to a huge reclining Ganesha.
So how to make a wish... there are two white mice looking up towards Ganesha(you will know they are the only two mice with umbrellas and flowers). Insert some tips to the box first and whisper your wish to mouse's ear. While you telling your wish, you have to close mouse's other ear by finger so the wish stays in mouse's head, and it will be brought to Ganesha.
Somehow it is told this Ganesha brings your wish come true pretty quickly.

While My visit, there were human sized rubber made monks statues. Which is just like real monks were sitting!!! :0

Thank eIIie
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