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    Kanchanaburi - Wat Tum Seu Temple

    Kanchanaburi - Wat Tum Seu Temple, well that's how the sign there spells it but I reckon it is actually Wat Tham Sua if it was transliterated correctly, anyway this is four kilometers from the Wachiralongkorn Dam on the Mekhong River, and consist of 2 compounds, a Chinese Temple and a Thai one.

    Now this place does make money, this picture they sell you roof tiles which you can sign for good luck, not sure how long the good luck lasts for as I am not sure how long those roof tiles last for.



    In front of this Buddha image is a conveyor belt, on this you place money and it runs along the conveyor belt and then empties out all the money at the end.



    But you got to admit the place does look pretty good.



    I wonder how much one of these cost to build.



    There is a tram to get you upto the top, just make sure you don't get on the old line though as it seems to come to an abrupt end.



    Of course a Temple wouldn't be a Temple without loads of stairs.



    Sometimes it's best to take the easy way

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    I just had a look back on some old photos. I paid for half a dozen tiles at this place in 2002.

    I wonder if they actually use the tiles, or just send them out the back to have the signatures scrubbed off.

    BTW. My geography is crap, but I dont think Wachiralongkorn Dam is on the Mekhong River, is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    I dont think Wachiralongkorn Dam is on the Mekhong River
    Maybe the River Kwai

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    I dont think Wachiralongkorn Dam is on the Mekhong River it is not even a river in Kan
    Maybe the River Kwai
    Meklong Dam is the last Dam in Kan and that is the one referred to in this "Fred".

    Both Rivers meet in down town Kan (Khwae Noi & the Khwae Yai) to form the Meklong River witch passes by this great temple, then to Ratchaburi and to the sea west of Banger & Mash.

    Now you know.

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    Wat Tum Seu



    Now inside The Temple grounds









    Now Outside




    The back stairs. Last time I went this year the road up was closed.





    The Colonel

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    From on top of the back stair you Kan see these panoramic views

    East View





    North View



    West View



    and the South view is the Temple itself.

    The Colonel

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    ^ Fantastic, Colonel. I kan always appreciate your pics. Welcome to TD, too!

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    This from the TaT...

    The Mae Klong River is better known by the name of its two upper branches, the Kwai Yai and Kwai Noi (or River Kwai).

    nice pics team...

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