Wat Sila Ngu Temple
Wat Sila Ngu Temple
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tan tan
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
For the red temple, it has intricate carvings inside and outside, but it is really small (one hall). Have other sculptures and buildings outside as well but they don't look much different compared to other temples. It leads to a beach.
Written 10 September 2023
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Ming Hsiang Lim
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia515 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
A very unique red Thai temple made of red clay.

Peaceful environment and the temple compound overlooks the sea. If you are a Buddhist, the serene environment is quiet for a quick prayer. 😄

The temple is just next to the main road so it's hard to miss. It's popular with the locals too, so parking may be hard at peak times.

There's also a small market opposite the temple where you can find good Thai street food.
Written 29 April 2023
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AngloItalian78
Aylesbury, UK435 contributions
May 2022
There is no other temple on Samui that even comes close to how spectacular this place is. The red clay colour is already very striking, but the intricacy of the carving on both the interior and exterior of this temple is nothing short of amazing. It is a work of art that makes the Mona Lisa look like it should be in the bin! By all accounts this is a less visited temple but it's undoubtedly the finest and highly recommended. There are an array of other sculpted items in the grounds along with good views to the sea from its elevated position. A must-see during your visit to Koh Samui!
Written 10 June 2022
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Kolja
Bielefeld, Germany17 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
The place is currently under renovation. So the ceiling of the praying hall Ist covered sometime.
The Temple it self overs 3 Praying areas and the Iran you need to pray can be brought at the temple.
Entry fee is 20 Bath and you get a handmade fabric bracelet. The staff is very friends I also good a water and you can order some food mostly Thai food.
The renovation kind hindernyou to have a full experience but it’s nice to see how such a small temple gets renovation.
The terrace gets quieter hot keep that in mind since you are not allowed to wear shoes on it - respect the cbuddist culture!
All in all a little to focused on the airport but any aviation geek would have fun for sure. Nice views to chaweng also possible.
As a tourist 30minuten are enough
But if you wanna pray bringt more time.
Written 5 January 2022
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treamprom
Bangkok, Thailand356 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Love it, this Wat Sila Ngu is picturesk due to the red clay color, no fee but you should dress properly and it's near the overlap stone 💕 Add to your list when you are planning for Koh Samui's trip!
Written 16 April 2021
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Jeff206
Samut Prakan, Thailand610 contributions
Dec 2020
This was probably one of the most unique temples I’ve seen in Thailand in a long time. The color is what’s most striking – practically the color of the red clay earth that covers many parts of the world, the entire temple (outside and in) is in this bright hue!

What’s even more striking, are the very very detailed carvings of Nagas (the 3 headed snakes outside the entrance) to the warriors with weapons inside.

When I visited, there was no one there except for 3-4 people who showed up a little after myself.

It’s not too big and doesn’t take too much time to see, so it’s certainly worth a short stop!
Written 5 April 2021
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Delaney
Singapore, Singapore222 contributions
May 2020
Stunning temple! Got me so intrigued on their material - red clay - very interesting. Definitely a sight to see on the island 100%
Written 23 June 2020
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diinslc
North Salt Lake, UT646 contributions
Jan 2020
Loved the red clay temple at Wat Sila Ngu. The reliefs on the temple walls showing the life of Buddha are gorgeous and the artistry overall is quite amazing. The temple is also situated by the sea, adding to its serenity.
Written 21 March 2020
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Sav Diokmetzidis
Athens, Greece51 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Just go there to see one of the most magnificent temples,maybe of the whole country!!!Incredible work from people,you ll see.!
Written 2 January 2020
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klingermann
Berlin, Germany11 contributions
May 2019
Wat Sila Ngu Temple or Wat Ratchathammaram is situated on a steep coast by the ring road on the way from Lamai Beach to the settlement Hua Thanon. It is very easy to notice from the road: it catches your eye with its new building – a temple of terracotta colour.

The walls and the roof of this ‘terracotta’ temple are embellished with bas-reliefs and thoroughly executed sculptures. But wait until you go inside! There is Rahu, eating up the sun, above the entrance, sneaking up on you. On the left – sea demons are sticking out their heads from stormy waves and huge fish is swallowing someone. On the right – the warriors of the God of apes Hanuman are fighting. And on a carved wooden shutter, there is a man-warrior is leaving for the jungle on a huge wild boar.

The walls and the ceiling come to life just before your eyes, something important and magical is going on each square centimeter. As for the rest, it is gloomy and empty here. The only exception is big Buddha, painted in imitation of gold, he sits in farthest corner of the temple on the base, made of carved ceramics. They haven’t removed a polyethylene cover from him yet.
Written 12 November 2019
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