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Wat Koh Wanararm, Langkawi

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Wat Koh WanararmWat Koh Wanararm (8 September, 2018)

Wat Koh Wanararm (GPS: 6.337775, 99.873419) is a Thai Buddhist temple in Langkawi. It is located off Jalan Ayer Hangat. The temple is also called Wat Luang Phor Khoon, after the Thai Buddhist monk who founded the temple. Abbot Luang Por Khoon visited Langkawi in the year 2000. He raised a sum of RM3 million which went towards the construction. The temple was officially opened on 22 May, 2014.

On the rear part of the temple, there is a marble outcrop jutting out from the hill side. The temple commission Chinese artisans from Fujian Province, China, in 2012 to carve the outcrop into the statue of the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin. The work took close to two years, and was completed in 2014. It stands at a height of 138 feet.

Within the compound of Wat Koh Wanararm is a formal garden which is laid out with eight Tibetan-style stupas. These hold sacred relics of Buddhist monks, and become a place for devotees to circumambulate.

Wat Koh Wanaram, LangkawiTurn in to Wat Koh Wanaram, from Jalan Ayer Hangat. (19 February, 2017)

Wat Koh WanararmEntrance arch of Wat Koh Wanararm (8 September, 2018)

Wat Koh WanararmOne of the main buildings of Wat Koh Wanararm (8 September, 2018)

Wat Koh WanararmShrine to the Four-Faced Buddha at Wat Koh Wanararm (8 September, 2018)

Wat Koh WanararmPavilion at Wat Koh Wanararm (8 September, 2018)

Wat Koh WanararmOne of the buildings at Wat Koh Wanararm. (8 September, 2018)

Wat Koh WanararmThe statue of the Goddess of Mercy carved to the limestone outcrop. (8 September, 2018)

Wat Koh WanararmTibetan stupas housing Buddhist relics. (8 September, 2018)

Wat Koh WanararmThe statue of the Budai, or Laughing Buddha, at Wat Koh Wanararm. (8 September, 2018)

Wat Koh WanararmThe statue of Luang Phor Khoon Prarisudtgho, a monk who founded Wat Koh Wanararm. (8 September, 2018)

Wat Koh Wanararm on Google Maps Street View

Wat Koh Wanararm

Wat Koh Wanararm is on the map of Langkawi

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