Wat Ban Den Mae Taeng วัดบ้านเด่น วัดบ้านเด่นสะหรีศรีเมืองแกน,와트 뱅 덴 (Wat Ban Den Mae Taeng), ワット・バン・デン・メー・テン
The Wat Ban Den
located North of the city is one of Chiang Mai’s most remarkable temples. It is also one of the largest temple complexes in Chiang Mai province. The complex contains a large number of structures including an ordination hall, a viharn, a meditation hall, the kuti or monks living quarters, a drum hall and several other buildings.
Although the structures of the Wat are relatively new, they are built in traditional architectural style.
When the Wat Ban Den got a new abbot in 1988 the temple was in poor condition. The new abbot named Kru Ba Tuang has managed to raise huge sums of money, donated by local people and Buddhists from across the country. Abbot Kru Ba Tuang has completely renovated the Wat Ban Den and added a number of impressive structures.
One of the more imposing structures of the Wat Ban Den is a very large Lanna style teak wood viharn with a three tiered roof. The viharn is an attractive building with its blue roof and golden barge boards, decorated with intricate wood carvings.
A number of very ornately decorated all wooden structures with a blue roof and golden chofah decorating the roof ends, some consisting of multiple floors are set on a white concrete platform. Several buildings contain detailed wood carvings in traditional style showing various animals and mythological creatures.
Many of the Wat’s structures are guarded by large mythical Naga serpents on each side of the stairs. All over the temple grounds are large white lion figures called Singha in Thai, acting as guardians.
The temple complex holds 12 chedis or pagodas. According to ancient local belief when people die their spirit will stay in the chedi of their Zodiac animal sign. During their lifetime, everyone should make a pilgrimage to the temple of his Zodiac sign. Every Zodiac animal sign has an official temple in Thailand. Since some of these temples are far from Chiang Mai, abbot Kru Ba Tuang decided to build 12 pagodas in the Wat Ban Den, each one representing one of the Zodiac signs.
Although the temple complex is relatively new, it has already become an important place of worship for local people and Buddhists from all over Thailand.
Recently, during the celebration of Kru Ba Tuang’s birthday thousands of people came to the temple grounds and donated 39 “money trees” each containing 100,000 Thai Baht for the abbot’s 39th birthday. The Wat Ban Den is set in the beautiful rural area North of Chiang Mai city.
-Start the trip at the appointment point.
-Arrival At Wat Ban Den.
-Get You Back To The Meeting Point.
-The total trip time is about 2 hours.
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