The Lotus Temple

About three kilometers north of Ban Chiang is Wat Santiwanaram (วัดสันติวนาราม). It is in Nong Han District of Udon Thani Province. Of note is the chapel on the lake that is shaped like a giant lotus flower. Inside there are some beautiful murals on the walls which show the story of the Lord Buddha. There is also a large white Buddha inside.

The chapel has a diameter of 19 meters and also a height of 19 meters. It consists of 24 lotus petals. Protecting the approach to the chapel are two Naga serpents. Click here for drone photos from this temple.

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