Several years ago, I wrote a Travel Thailand article about a very strange temple located near Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Very few foreign tourists know the place and I am convinced it will have some effect on you as it is completely different of the regular gold temples. My dad, who visited the temple 12 years ago, still talks about it today!
“Heaven and Hell at the Isaan gateway”written by Michel GÉRARD
After Heaven in the National Park of Kao Yai, welcome to Hell with the visit to a temple that will reveal all your sins: a representation of Heaven and Hell, attractions and small trains, close to Nakhon Ratchasima.
The region of Korat, at the door of Isaan, offers different interesting places to visit, little or unknown by tourists. I present to you now “Heaven and Hell” with on one hand the vast national park of Khao Yai and on the other the strange temple named Wat Pa Lak Roy situated a few kilometres from Nakhon Ratchasima.
I left Bangkok that day with about twenty people for a weekend-discovery to the gateway of the Isaan region, in the north-east of Thailand. The journey proved to be ecological when we arrived close to the Khao Yai National Park, extended on more than 2000 km2.
Settling down in a remote luxury hotel surrounded by the mountains of the park, my friends and I enjoyed the landscape while inhaling big gulps of oxygen that were necessary for the cleaning of our lungs blackened by the air of Bangkok. We had lunch at the restaurant of the hotel in an atmosphere of rest and well being with the songs of the birds.
There is very little information on this temple available on the net. I found these 2 videos of very poor quality, but they can give you an idea of what to see there.