A Giant Buddha Temple In Thailand With A 17-Story Dragon Wrapped Around It

December 15, 2017


This is a short video highlighting the Wat Samphran Buddhist temple (aka The Temple Of The Rising Dragon') in the Samphran district of Thailand. The hollow temple measures 80 meters tall (a reference to how long Buddha lived, ~263-feet) and has a giant 17-story dragon wrapped around the entire thing. You can even climb stairs to the top and pet the dragon's beard or climb inside it. Now that is a pretty cool temple. For reference, my body is my temple, so it measures just over six feet tall, is significantly fatter around the middle, and entirely underwhelming in every way.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Gloria, who agrees when it comes to death-defying adventure, temples of doom are your best bet.

  • MustacheHam

    This is an amazing build. :)

  • Luka

    Go home Shenron, you're drunk.

  • Doog

    Apparently Shenron is working its hangover out at a beach now

  • J.Rai

    They didn't even go inside. :(

  • Guesticle

    does the dragon not double as a fire-escape slide?

  • Bling Nye

    Seems like a missed opportunity if it's not a water slide you can climb into the mouth and ride all the way down. They could sell shirts, "I was eaten by a dragon and shat out alive!" Hell, they could turn it into a form of baptism, 'passing through the dragon'...

    BRB, starting my own religion...

  • GeneralDisorder

    If it's not a sex cult count me out.

  • I don't believe it.

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