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.
Turn in to Wat Koh Wanaram, from Jalan Ayer Hangat. (19 February, 2017)
Entrance arch of Wat Koh Wanararm (8 September, 2018)
One of the main buildings of Wat Koh Wanararm (8 September, 2018)
Shrine to the Four-Faced Buddha at Wat Koh Wanararm (8 September, 2018)
Pavilion at Wat Koh Wanararm (8 September, 2018)
One of the buildings at Wat Koh Wanararm. (8 September, 2018)
The statue of the Goddess of Mercy carved to the limestone outcrop. (8 September, 2018)
Tibetan stupas housing Buddhist relics. (8 September, 2018)
The statue of the Budai, or Laughing Buddha, at Wat Koh Wanararm. (8 September, 2018)
The statue of Luang Phor Khoon Prarisudtgho, a monk who founded Wat Koh Wanararm. (8 September, 2018)
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