The Place Where I Imagined that a UFO Has Landed

A Sri Lankan office mate invited me a lot of times to visit Buddhist temples around Thailand. Busy schedules prevented me to join him on all his trips but one. I joined the Sri Lankan, Vietnamese and Burmese – all of them Buddhists – to visit the Wat Phra Dhammakaya.

I already saw many Buddhist temples in Thailand so I already have an idea of what to see in Wat Phra Dhammakaya. My mind-pictures of Buddhist got shattered when we reached our destination. Wat Phra Dhammakaya is temple that doesn’t look like a temple.

Wat Phra Dhammakaya
Wat Phra Dhammakaya

My Sri Lankan officemate said that Wat Phra Dhammakaya is the biggest temple in Thailand. I’m not sure if what he said is true but this Wat is the biggest Buddhist temple that I’ve seen. Its ground is very big. It has a large hall that can hold thousands of visitors.

Big hall in Wat Phra Dhammakaya

People were praying during the time of our visit. My companions joined the crowd in praying.

Prayers in Wat Phra Dhammakaya

Our visit to the place is very short since night time is upon us. People are starting to leave Wat Phra Dhammakaya. The Buddhist monks retired to their quarters.

I thought that my sightseeing at Wat Phra Dhammakaya is done already. Well, I was wrong. The best view at this Wat can be seen during the night.

UFO or Wat Phra Dhammakaya

And in that time I really imagined that a UFO had landed in Thailand.


How to Go to Wat Phra Dhammakaya

Wat Phra Dammakaya is located in the Khlong Luang District of Pathumthani Province. It is near the Pathumthani campus of the Thamassat University.
Vicinity map of Wat Phra Dhammakaya
(Source: Google Maps)

One easy way to reach Wat Phra Dhammakaya from Bangkok is by riding a van going to Thamassat University at the Victory Monument. You can opt to go to Future Park Mall or even Thamassat University and ride a taxi cab to Wat Phra Dhammakaya from those places.

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  1. Beautiful! Enchanting! Different from the traditional places of worship.

  2. And probably the people were dressed like followers but they were actually aliens, joking!

    I have this from afar but never seen it during the night time, stunning!

  3. kaaliw ung design ng temple. mukha talaga siyang UFO ship lalo na sa gabi :)

    1. Uo nga eh. Buti nga at walang nagbalak na kumuha sa akin na mga alien.

  4. it sure looks like an ufo ah
    astig ng design ee, at ang ganda pa lalo
    sa gabi

  5. Mukha nga talagang UFO 'no? Buti na lang hindi totoo hehe. Otherwise baka inilawan na kayo ng kasama mong Sri Lankan tapos bigla na lang kayo maglalaho kasabay ng paglalaho ng light beam hehehe

    1. Oo nga po eh. At malamang na pag-eksperimentuhan kami ng mga alien kung sakali.

  6. It really does look like a UFO. Heheh! Is there a reason for it? =)

    1. I don't know the reason po. Sayang at hindi ko naitanong while I was in the area.


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