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Bang Kung Camp

Dozens of life-size concrete statues of kick boxers displaying Muay Thai moves were also added to enrich the line of the whole fighting theme.

Located at Mu 4, Tambon Bang Kung, Bang Kung Camp is at once a Buddhist temple and a memorial to warrior heroism. At this sight you will see Bang Kung Temple, a temple encased in a tree and life size figures of Thai men engaged in Mauy Thai style fighting. Tours Indochina Thailand

Bang Kung Camp

Bang Kung Camp

As King Taksin the Great later ordered Chinese soldiers from various provinces to guard the camp, the camp came to be known as Bang Kung Chinese Camp. A year later, Ayutthaya was successfully reclaimed and a shrine to memorialize King Taksin the Great’s achievements was built in the camp site.

The ordination hall, which was built in the Ayutthaya period and now is covered with lush ficus, is located in the camp compound. This is the reason why it is also called Bot Prok Pho meaning ordination hall covered by Bodhi trees. Classic Thailand

The main attraction is the chapel overgrown by Banyan trees including the sacred Bodhi tree where the roots are so thick that almost completely cover the building

The main attraction is the chapel overgrown by Banyan trees including the sacred Bodhi tree where the roots are so thick that almost completely cover the building

An imitation wall which was built in memory of the battle welcomes visitors wishing to see this historic navy campsite, which was set up by King Taksin the Great after the second defeat of the Ayutthaya kingdom in 1967. The wall was built, making a temple, Wat Bang Kung, not only the spiritual center of the camp but also the physical center.

Dozens of life-size concrete statues of kick boxers displaying Muay Thai moves were also added to enrich the line of the whole fighting theme.

Dozens of life-size concrete statues of kick boxers displaying Muay Thai moves were also added to enrich the line of the whole fighting theme.

Dozens of life-size concrete statues of kick boxers displaying Muay Thai moves were also added to enrich the line of the whole fighting theme.

Bang Kung got its name because of its history used as a naval camp; and now it is used as a boy-scout camp. Completely covered in roots, branches, and leaves is what makes this temple really special. The effect resulted appearing the temple room to be inside a Bodhi tree.

The chapel overgrown by Banyan trees including the sacred Bodhi tree where the roots are so thick that almost completely cover the building is one of many attractions. So it is hardly recognizable any building there except from the behind. One gets a sense that the trees and the temple structure are a single continuing entity, a mash-up of the natural and human-created.

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