Wat Poramai Yikawat


This Buddhist temple houses an interesting Mon-style marble Buddha and a simple museum. A leaning stupa on the northern fringes of its compound wall attracts curious tourists, who stop here for selfies and group photos.

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1. Wat Poramai Yikawat Museum

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