Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai

Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai

THAI NAME: วัดสระกำแพงใหญ่
LOCATION: Uthumphon Phisai District in Si Sa Ket Province
GPS: 15.101659 104.127817

Prasat Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai is the largest and best-preserved Khmer temple complex in Si Sa Ket. It’s main structure features three stupas on the same base made of brick and sandstone. It is thought that the structure was erected around the 10th Century during the reign of King Suriyaworaman, one of the great Khmer rulers. It was originally a shrine dedicated to Shiva, it was then later converted to a Mahayana Buddhist temple in the 13th Century.

Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai

Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai is just two Kilometers away from the Uthumphon Phisai district office, is located on a high slope on the edge of the Ban Sa Kamphaeng village.

Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai

Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai

Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai

2 thoughts on “Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai

  • September 11, 2015 at 12:21 pm
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    Hi Richard, have I understand correctly that there’s a Hell Garden in the area of the modern wat that’s part of the Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai complex?

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    • September 11, 2015 at 9:52 pm
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      I didn’t notice a hell garden at this temple, though it is possible I missed it.

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