Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Wat Koh Sirey


Wat Koh Sirey is certainly a Wat to visit and the most pleasant thing about this Wat is that it is peaceful. It is not on a great many maps which are produced.




At the bottom there is a temple and is well taken care of.



Then there is still a very steep hill in front of the temple and this is an effort that you have to make to get to the top - there is more meaning when you do get there in the end...



On arrival at the temple there is the same reclining Buddha and it is still as exquisite as it was on the previous visit.



Recently the Wat was updated and the surround of the Temple was finished - great. This was after.




This was before.

But what is more of an attraction is the (I think) structure that was added - but I am told that it has something to do with the Myanmar workers that live on the island. It is a replica of Phra That In Kwaen (Golden Rock) from Burma (Myanmar).



The original rock represents one of the 3 most sacred places in Myanmar for Religious Worship and apparently the original one is certainly a sight to behold....

Well this is certainly special to visit and it was clear that it was not a simple tourist destination but had a lot of meaning for the visitors that we saw whilst we were there.

Please remember to remove your shoes if you enter in and dress appropriately.



Then there is the surrounding area of all the boats and the fishermen preparing for their fishing expedition. Koh Sirey is certainly a place to visit if you are interested in culture.

 

Previous visits
 1) September 2012  



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