Wat Phuket Sonthaya in Pua
Commonly called just Wat Phuket, not so much impressive as temple but more famous for its great view overlooking the rice-fields and the mountains of Doi Phu Kha National Park in the back-ground. And if you are into meditation then this might also be a good place to go. And opposite of the temple entrance is an Buddhist school where young people learn to become a novice and monk. When you are in Pua anyway, a must place to visit! For more information about the temple see their facebook page Wat Phuket Sonthaya. For more information about the temple-stay have a look at Wat Phuket Sonthay Templestay. The name of the temple is not related to the island Phuket in south Thailand. Phu means hill and next to the temple is a village called Ban Ket. So it is the temple on the hill of Ban Ket.
When to go to Wat Phuket?All year around, daily from 7:00 - 17:00, entrance is free
Where to go?The Wat Phuket Songthaya is about 1.2 km east from the center of Pua town. Pua town is about 60 km north of Nan town.
How to get to Wat Phuket?
- Within Pua you can walk to the Wat Phuket or take your bicycle. Or you could take a motorbike taxi.
- From Nan town by public transport take the Orange bus to Thung Chang and get off at Pua at the main intersection near the 7-11. From there you can take a motorbike taxi, songtheauw or walk the last 1.2 km.
- From Nan town by private car or motorbike just follow route 101 to Pua. Go thru Pua town and about 100m after Pua town make a u-turn at the Tesco-lotus. About 50m after the Tesco-Lotus is a small road to the left, just follow the signs.