Hat Yai | Thailand

Phra Maha Chedi Tripob Trimongkol Hat Yai

Family Thailand Tour 2020

Hat Yai | Thailand

27 Jan 2020 | Mon

Day 02 of 18

  • Bodhisattva Guan Yin Shrine Hat Yai
  • Hat Yai Cable Car
  • Four Faces Buddha Temple San Phra Phrom Hat Yai
  • Standing Buddha Temple Phra Buddha Mongkol Maharaj
  • Wat Laem Pho Ko Yo Island
  • Monthathip Seafood Songkhla
  • Golden Mermaid Statue Songkhla
  • Phra Maha Chedi Tripob Trimongkol Hat Yai
  • Hat Yai City Night Market

Phra Maha Chedi Tripob Trimongkol Hat Yai

Our driver saved the best for last – the amazing Phra Maha Chedi Tripob Trimongkol located outside of Hat Yai. It is considered to be the “World’s First Stainless Steel Temple” ever built. With its incredible design, artistry, and craftsmanship – it’s truly a masterpiece!

Phra Maha Chedi Tripob Trimongkol Hat Yai

We arrived right before sunset and were able to tour it before it got dark. However, at night is where it really shines! This without a doubt is one of the most stunning temple structures we have ever visited!

Generally, most of chedis in Thailand since the Sukhothai era are built from mortar. However, this chedi is the first stainless steel chedi in the world. The official name is “PhraMahathatChediTraiphopTraimongkon”. It is generally called “Wat Stainless” or “Chedi Stainless”.

Located on the top of KhaoKho Hong mountain, on Punnakan Rd., HadYai district, Songkhla province, it was built on the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the King BhumibolAdulyadej’s accession to the throne. The construction completed in 160 days on February 28, B.E. 2549.

It was made from all stainless steel tubing and is lit up at night and visible from the road below the hill that passes it. Tourists can visit the well-decorated stainless steel inside the chedi. Each door in the chedi represents 8 days in a week (the Wednesday has 2 doors representing Wednesday morning and Wednesday night) and each day also has its own Buddha image in different attitutudes.

You can go to the second floor by the spiral stainless steel ladder to take some photos of the chedi structure. Besides, on the second floor, there is a balcony, but normally, the doorkeeper locks the door. There are Quan Yin statue, Buddha’s footprint, Buddha images and other interesting items. On every 7th, 17th and 27th at 10.20 a.m. of every month, Buddhists will gather at the temple to give the offering dedicated to the monks.

The temple is a good example of the modern Buddhist temple as it uses stainless steel as the main materials to build the chedi.

Tourism Authority of Thailand Phra Mahathat Chedi Traiphop Traimongkon

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