Wat Si Pradu

Ubon Ratchathani

This temple's lovely, modern bòht has a soaring wing-shaped design that creates a striking scene inside. The delightful murals cover many subjects including the Jataka (past life stories of the Buddha) and feature many brightly coloured creatures from the mythical Himmapan forest.

A neighbourhood women's group does various handicrafts in a couple of buildings on the grounds.

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