Wat Khlong Ple, Hatyai, Thailand
high-definition creative commons photographs from Wat Khlong Ple, which has a hall full of disciple statues and carvings of the life of the Buddha together with further information.
Wat Khlong Ple, which is also known as Wat Nampud, is a large temple built opposite the Hatyai Municipal Park. It seemed to me to be well supported, but little visited by tourists. It is quite large, and contains many ancillary buildings, as well as the normal ones.
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The sīma, or monastic convocation hall, is by far the largest building in the temple, having a Mt Meru type structure, rising up into the sky. The sīma is on two floors, around the bottom floor are Life of the Buddha carvings on the doors and windows. These continue upstairs on the doors and windows of the main hall.
The Disciples Hall
There is a large hall with statues of the Buddha’s main disciples, including the first disciples and other well-known ones. I have arranged them here in chronological order of ordination so that they can easily be found, but I have not included all of them, only the most important.
Other Sights and Buildings
There are many other sights around which include free-standing statues, a bell-tower, a Chinese Shrine, and a Buddha Hall, a days of the week shrine, and others.
Photographs by Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
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