Wat Pa Phu Kon is probably the most stunning temple in Issan; certainly the most striking with its aqua blue roof. This is not unique as you can find other temples in Thailand with the same colour on top but it is the only one I know of in the Issan region. Wat Pa Phu Kon is located in a very remote part of Issan but is very well signposted from route 2021 that heads west from ban Phue. You are advised to arrive quite early in the day, ideally on a week day, before 10:00. As noon draws closer, the locals begin to arrive in cars, trucks and bus loads, and it can get very busy, especially at the weekend. There is however a downside to an early arrival and that is the positioning of the sun. During our recent visit (20th December), we arrived at just after 10:00 and the bright sun was hovering directly above the main temple building; hence the sun spot on the first image below.
On arriving at the temple grounds you are ushered in to a parking space by the helpful and friendly staff and as a foreign visitor you are almost certainly going to get a very pleasant smile and greeting from some of the women that work the parking lot. Before you can enter the main temple grounds though, you are checked by the staff to ensure that you adhere to the dress code which is a little more formal than most temples in the region
This temple circumscribes nearly 400 acres of lush forest, and as a result, is a tranquil locale for Buddhist meditation practice. Located next to the temple is a stupa (also known as a pagoda) named Prathom Rattana Mahaburaphachan Chedi, where holy Buddhist relics are believed to be enshrined. The stupa was built in the Lanka style, is 25 meters high and is decorated with golden mosaics.
The compound is located in Ban Na Kham, Tambon Ban Kong. It is open daily from 6.00 am-5.00 pm.
This Video i made inside the Temple a few years back Welcome to UdonThani for a look
wat pha phu kon udon thani temple udon thani udon thani attractions
.Operating time : 09.00 - 17.00 CONTACT DETAILS ADDRESS Ban Na Kham, Ban Kong sub-district, Na Yung district, Udon Thani
Welcome to Stay with Us in UdonThani for Accommodation and Transport and Tour Guides Accommodation from 249 baht per day
Save Money on Bookings go Direct 0868 592 986 Text or call
WE are a family Resort
Welcome to Join us at leeya Resort or any other Accommodation we have in UdonThani Villas Apartments and farms If you need larger Villas for 6 persons or more we can help