Wat Analayo
Wat AnalayoWat Analayo

A reader wrote in to recommend the temple on the opposite side of the lake from Phayao. The temple was constructed 12 years ago at the top of a hill for a much -revered abbot, who is visited annually by the king. The grounds are filled with religious statuary, including Buddha images from various Thai eras, and representations of Hindu gods such as Vishnu and Shiva. A small viham at the summit holds silver and gold Buddhas presented by the king and decorated with diamonds and emeralds. Four soldiers armed with M-16 rifles guard the viham, which also contains a large elephant encrusted with Ceylonese gems; the elephant was donated by the Sri Lankan government. Analayo can be reached by songtao or a motorcycle rented in Phayao.
Wat Analayo Wat Analayo
Wat Analayo Wat Analayo