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This was not a place on the 3 temples tour! A very different temple experience. Free entry but it's... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
George D
via mobile
Buddhist version of Heaven and Hell

Wat Thamtapan is in Phang Nga town which is about 1.5 hours’ drive from Phuket and this would have... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Cathy P
South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This was not a place on the 3 temples tour! A very different temple experience. Free entry but it's always nice to make a donation. You enter the complex through a huge dragon walking the length of its body before exiting into Buddist hell. Lots...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank George D
Reviewed 21 May 2018

looks like an abandoned temple although there's few people sitting there ( not sure they are visitors or temple committees ).. a lot of mosquitoes.. reached there in the early evening but the entrance to some point already closed.. will be a nice temple if...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Wat Thamtapan is in Phang Nga town which is about 1.5 hours’ drive from Phuket and this would have to be the strangest Temple I have ever been in. There are shocking displays of what Buddhist Hell would be like, plus a nice display for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I spent the good part of a day exploring and meditating in this beautiful Buddhist Temple just outside of Phang Nga, amidst the jungle and mountains. There are fascinating sculptures throughout the site, very colorful, spiritual, and humorous. Many of the sculptures depict the horrors...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The building itself was remarkable and with a terrific history and the tour provided a very educational outcome for me.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Paul D
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Primitive sculptures that illustrate punishment for different sins. The rest is typical attributes of a Buddhist place. Nice, but can be skipped.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Dr_Mark_Belokopytov
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

The cave is amazing and feels peaceful and spiritual. The hell garden is pretty gruesome but an interesting part of Thai culture. Overall a good stop for half an hour or so.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Alicia W
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is not the usual flashy Thai temple with lots of gold-leafed figurines/Buddha statues. Instead it tells the story of what happens when you commit the deadly sins of killing, committing adultery, gambling etc. It could appear gory to some people. This Heaven & Hell...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 888WL888
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I recommend to climb the scary stairs, peacefully, to the monk's home and enjoy the great views. Calm and enjoyable place.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Borja F
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I was very excited to come here because of all the good reviews. To put in to context, I have been to Singapore's Haw Par Villa which has a similar context but better presented. To put in bluntly, this was poorly maintained and a health...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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28 February 2017|
Response from pkalman | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember any mosquitos during the day. Feel free to visit the shrine.
Maria K
17 July 2016|
Response from pkalman | Reviewed this property |
Look at the Google map of Phang Nga town. A short walk from the city centre.