Wat Khok Saman Khun, Hatyai, Thailand
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Phra Prang Sam Yot, the Three Towers Building
The main attraction at Wat Khok Saman Khun is the Phra Prang Sam Yot (Three Towers Building) which, besides the usual Buddha statues, houses shrines for eight very famous and venerable monastics who are connected with the temple, either as lineage founders or as abbots or simply for their very great powers. The Three Towers building features the Khmer-style Prang which is also very popular in Bangkok, but not seen so much in the south of the country.
The temple land is very spacious and there are a number of other buildings around, including a fine looking Uposatha hall, but unfortunately it was locked when we were there, as indeed most Uposatha halls seem to be in this area. Outside and alongside of the Phra Prang Sam Yot is a large statue of Luang Por Thuat, one of the most famous monks from about four centuries ago who reputedly turned sea water into fresh water, and could cure the sick.
Photographs by Anandajoti Bhikkhu
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