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    Wat Khao Tham Thiam

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    Haven’t been up into the rice fields of Suphan Buri in a few months so off we go. First of course to the family Chedi at the local Wat. Standard bit of Thai merit-making for recently deceased and ancestors. Visited with the family patriarch 80 some-odd year-old uncle. They do not know exactly how old he is – somewhere in the mid-80’s. In surprising good health considering a life of rice farming in the tropics.

    After the standard religious/family stuff we headed to Wat Khao Tham Thiam in U Thong. I believe this used to be a limestone quarry. After removing the limestone they carved a very large Buddha image/statue out of one of the cliff then built a worship hall in a tunnel behind the Buddha statue.

    A nice visit, impressive Buddha – two-three hours tops.

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    Map
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    Worship Tunnel/Hall
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    Candle Float
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    candle color by day of birth
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    wax disks by year of birth
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    Monk leading services
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    Monk leading services
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    Buddha's
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    view into tunnel/hall
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    tunnel
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    Nice one.

    Though, TBH, not a lot of attraction for me.

    Happy you did the Trip with pics, so I didn't have to

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