Wat Thung Si Meuang

Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani

Built during the reign of Rama III (1824–51), Wat Thung Si Meuang has a classic hŏr đrai (Tripitaka hall) in excellent shape. Like many hŏr đrai, it rests on stilts in the middle of a pond to protect the precious scriptures (written on palm-leaf paper) from termites. It's kept open so you can look inside. The original murals in the little bòht beside the hŏr đrai show life in that era and are in remarkably good condition.