Rat Uppatham Temple

11.5 kilometres from the Thap Put District office on Phetkasem Road. This temple is otherwise known among the villagers as Wat Bang Riang. It is located amid the shady atmosphere and surrounded by hills. The main architecture is the much revered Phrathat Chedi Phutthatham Banlue on top of Khao Lan Hill. The foundation stone for the construction of the round, bell-shaped chedi was laid by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on 03 October 1990. There is also a huge statue of Bodhisattva Kuan Yin in the gesture of expressing compassion.

It is like a name that closely related to history of Phang Nga as a whole. contains several structures including an elaborate. The hilltop pagoda overlooks surrounding undulating mountains and hills as well as a huge Buddha image and a Guan-yin Chinese Goddess statue. Right now, it has became one of the top tourist attractions in Phang Nga that is frequent by travelers all around the world.

Chinese Goddess of Mercy Guanyin

Kuan Yin, the Buddhist Mercy Goddess, is a fixture of the Chinese Buddhist tradition. She is the most beloved and revered of Asia.

There are two stories to tell about her, is known as the Goddess of Compassion & Healing.

1. She is one of the most popular deities in all of Asia. The story suggest that the most commonly recognized Buddha, Sidhartha Gauthama, transformed himself into the female form of Kuan Yin. is known as the Goddess of Compassion

2. Merciful, tender, compassionate, loving, protecting, caring, healing, and wise. According to the Chinese legend, she forgo her privilege to enter eternal bliss after having attained Nirvana and chose instead to stay back and help lost souls in the world of suffering. Her sacrifice was worshipped to this very day.

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