Introducing Wat Hin Mak Peng
Overlooking a lovely stretch of the Mekong, this vast forest temple is centred on a cliff rising out of the river. The very peaceful temple is respected by Thais because of their reverence for the founding abbot, Luang Pu Thet, whom they believe reached enlightenment. Several monuments in his honour, including a lifelike wax statue and a glistening chedi, are found around the grounds. Visitors must dress politely: no shorts above the knees or sleeveless tops.