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Wat Suwan Khiri Khet

Wat Suwan Khiri Khet also famously known as Karon temple is situated just 500metres from Karon beach along Patak Road. It was founded in 1895 and it is one of the most beautiful temples. It is an ideal place to get away from the crowded beaches and a perfect place to have a quiet meditation. It has beautiful Buddhist architecture with a combination of Chinese and Thai designs. There is also a beautiful garden with dragons at the temple grounds where visitors come to relax, unwind and enjoy the peaceful environment. Wat Suwan Khiri Khet is also famous for hosting the Karon market two days a week.


  • Karon Temple Market opens from 4 pm to 10 pm.
  • The best days to visit the temple are on Tuesdays and Fridays in the afternoon since it's the market days.
  • Wat Suwan Khiri Khet temple is quieter on other days. If you are looking for an oasis of peace, try visiting here on the non-market days.
  • Always dress modestly while visiting the temple. Cover your shoulders and knees since it is a holy sanctuary.
  • Entry is free but you can leave a donation if you wish.

A Beautiful Traditional Buddhist Temple

By arriving at Wat Suwan Khiri Khet temple you will be welcomed by two gigantic serpents known as nagas that guards the main temple. Their bodies encircle the entire building in a beautiful way. There is another building within the temple grounds that is guarded by two ferocious monsters that are blue in color and commonly referred to as yaks. The monsters scare off the evil spirits and guard the Buddha images inside the temple. Some of the attractions inside this temple include a black sapphire Buddha image with a couple of Hindu looking images such as the Hindu goddess that is adorned on a cow. The inside of the temple is richly decorated with paintings and murals that depict the life of Buddha which includes his course to enlightenment and also the events of his ten lives. The doors and windows are also decorated with such paintings. There are 3 beautiful Buddha images inside the ordination hall and other 17 situated in a large hall that is used for hearing sermons. The temple is also famous as it hosts the Karon market on Tuesdays and Fridays afternoon on its grounds. This is a lively market where visitors can shop a wide range of products. This is a great chance to experience the local culture and local food. A market without Thai cuisine is incomplete. There is a lot of delicious street Thai food that you should taste. You can buy your favorite food and sit in the picturesque temple garden as you enjoy your dish. Apart from food, there is a wide range of souvenirs, jewelry, shoes, handbags, swimsuits, watches, and t-shirts to shop.


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