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Aerial view of Wat Sam Phran the Dragon temple in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. Source: pierrick / Adobe Stock.

Inside the Beast: Wat Samphran's Dragon Tower (Video)

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Hidden away from the typical tourist circuit, the magnificent Wat Samphran Temple in Thailand unveils a breathtaking secret that has remained largely unknown to the outside world. Dominating the temple's 17-story structure is an awe-inspiring spectacle: an enormous dragon that daringly scales the walls, seemingly ready to take flight into the heavens. This mystical creature, crafted with incredible detail, is a sight to behold, yet it remains an elusive gem, absent from the pages of guidebooks. Unlike any other temple experience, Wat Samphran offers an extraordinary adventure within the dragon itself.

Its hollowed-out body forms a winding passage, allowing visitors to traverse the entire length of the tower, immersing themselves in a surreal journey through the belly of this mythical beast. Inside, flickering torches cast an eerie glow, illuminating the dragon's intricate scales, and the echoes of footsteps reverberate like ancient whispers. For the intrepid traveler seeking a unique and surreal encounter, Wat Samphran beckons with its extraordinary dragon tower, promising an unforgettable expedition within the realms of Thai spirituality and imagination.

Top image: Aerial view of Wat Sam Phran the Dragon temple in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. Source: pierrick / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

 
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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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