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 Description:   Wat Tong Kung is the Maha nikaya temple where the villagers have built in 1873. It’s situated at Ban Mee district, Lopburi province. Inside the monastery, it consists of the Ubosot or the ordination hall, the wooden two-storey sermon hall and the chanting hall. The principle Buddha image with the meditation posture was created in 1932. The duplicated Phra Puttha Sihing created in 1950 as well as the Buddha’s footprint are kept in Mondop. Wat Tong Kung is considered as considerable temple and tourist attraction of Ban Mee district.
The interesting architecture in the temple
Phra Vihan was built on floating antique Chinese sailing vessel base on river Bang Karm where is the school for monks and novices. This place is now well preserved as if the real floating junk.
The pavilion Dharma Sangvej , built on 1 2nd of April in 1992, means the pavilion of the pity in Dharma way when one realizes the death. The pavilion was used as the place for funeral ceremony and other rituals. Another beautiful thing is the entrance and windows decorated with traditional Thai motifs.
Besides the dominant architecture, there are many sculptures of animals and mythological creatures for example the elephant crouching down in front of the Buddha image and the monkey putting the palms together in salute near the Buddha image etc. In this area, you will find the kindergarten and primary school also.
The temple opens every day from 8.00 to 16.30. Free entrance
Wat Tong Kung shares the same route as Wat Dharmikarama. It provides the bus service route Lopburi - Ban Mee passing the temple.
 
 Province   Lopburi  Direction:      
 District   Ban Mi     
 City   Ban Chi  Comments:      Official Web:    
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 Entry fee   Free     Coordinates:    14.949984 N 100.479740 E  
                     
                     
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