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Mostly Underwater!

The boat trip was nice but the temple was mostly submerged from the heavy rains months ago. Not... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Dao1949
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Amazing temples that emerge from the water

If you are in Sangkhlaburi, you should take a boat trip on the lake to see the flooded temples... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
alexbkk2016
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The boat trip was nice but the temple was mostly submerged from the heavy rains months ago. Not really so exciting.

Thank Dao1949
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

If you are in Sangkhlaburi, you should take a boat trip on the lake to see the flooded temples (called sunken temple). About the story: the village and its temples were located in the valley before the dam built a few years ago swallowed up...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

It is not a very exciting trip but something to give about the local life. The prices are published so you not need to go into any bargaining headache. for up to 6 people it is - 300 Baht for 1 temple, 500 Baht for...More

1  Thank DGSmanila
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is what it is, a temple which was inundated when the Vajiralongkorn dam was completed 31 years ago creating this lake. The temple and its surrounding village was flooded at that time but the floodwater has now receded and left the ruined temple once...More

Thank jarathome
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

To be honest, there's not a whole lot to see. It's nice to be out on the river/lake/reservoir in the early evening, and the boatmen seem to be considerate and helpful. I really like the local Mon and Burmese kids who offer their services as...More

1  Thank LH M
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

The boat was good and the boatman helpful. Lifejackets were always supplied and it was cool on the lake but the semi submerged temples rather disapointing. There is a lot of steps to the boats from the nearest road. I am 83 and found them...More

Thank ge0f
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

It's a good place to do a sight seeing. You need to take a boat around. The price should be about 300-500 bath for 3 temples. It was a town once before construct the dam.

Thank KumpaSam
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Wang Wiwekaram Temple was built in 1953 by the Karen and Mon villagers before the dam was constructed. The temple was submerged however still dear to the local villagers. With the initiation and leadership of Luang Pho Uttama, another temple by two names Wang Wiwekaram...More

3  Thank Charn P
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Its a kind of must see attraction if you come this way. The temples take a max of 2 hours to see by boat . Get a private boat . Its not much more expensive and much better .

3  Thank MJS2210
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The story behind why these temples are flooded is quite sad. The valley where these Mon villagers lived was dammed and flooded for the purposes of a hydroelectric project. The villagers were relocated to higher ground in Sangkhlaburi but their temples were flooded or became...More

2  Thank MinickL
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