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Unknown Facts about Wat Phu Khao Noi Temple - Experience the Height of Spirituality in Koh Phangan

Although Koh Phangan is known more for its wild and fun side, the spirituality that emanates from here is equally alluring. Visit Koh Wat Phu Khao Noi Temple, for this is one of the most sacred places here.


It was chosen for its tranquil location

One of the most interesting facts about the famous Wat Phu Khao Noi Temple is that it was practically handpicked for its fantastic location. A lot of temples do not quite have this luxury; if the place serves the purpose a temple will emerge. But Wat Phu Khao Noi, however, stands on a place that was recognized for its tranquil appeal. In fact, this place of worship was created by Luang Phor Pret. He usually practiced meditation at the Ampawan Temple and spent a lot of his time there. However, he was always in search of a location that better served his spiritual exercises. When he stumbled upon this very new spot, he sensed that it was just right and hence went on to erect the famous Wat Phu Khao Noi here. The temple stands tall atop a quaint and peaceful hill and everything from the surrounding to the views is perfect from up here.


The footprints of the monk are found here

As beautiful as this destination is, the Wat Phu Khao Noi is absolutely sacred. As a result, there are just as many devout worshippers who get drawn to this temple as there are tourists fascinated by the temple and its surroundings. The spiritual essence of this location comes from the great Luang Phro Pret monk. He was a devout monk who seemed to have a direct connection with the higher power. What really connects this temple with the revered monk is the fact that his footprints still remain within the premises. It has been almost 100 years since he left this earth but his footprints etched on a stone in the temple seemed to have found a place there for eternity. Thanks to these footprints the Thai's feel as though the revered monk still exists within these walls.


The temple has a monk training centre

The Wat Phu Khao Noi Temple has been given a lot of regard in Thailand and hence budding monks are trained in this very location. In fact, this temple has a specialized monk training centre that is dedicated to this purpose. In addition to creating monks the temple also offers holiday classes for other Buddhist children.


It is considered miraculous

The Wat Phu Khao Noi is one of the few temples in Thailand that is strongly considered miraculous. In fact, it has such a strong reputation in this regard that even if visitors are staying in Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan or any of the other hotels in Koh Phangan they try and make the trip to this temple to have their dreams and wishes come true


It flaunts exquisite architecture

Apart from the spiritual appeal, the temple flaunts simple yet alluring architecture. This makes the The Wat Phu Khao Noi a great place for photographs.