Ban Toei is a small village in Muang Samsip District, Ubon Ratchathani Province. It is situated beside Road 2049 between Phana and Muang Samsip.
The main gate is somewhat obscured by telephone and electricity lines
but this side gate, shown here from the inside, is not:
From the main road, the eye is caught first by this large seated Buddha image:
A closer look is worthwhile:
Work on the ubosot seems to be finished, on the outside, at least.
As is usual, the detail is worth exploring.
Before leaving, a tam boun donation seemed appropriate. While I was there a truck was delivering dark red soil to level the compound. There are only two monks and a young novice in residence at this monastery. But they certainly seem determined to improve the buildings here. I will re-visit when they complete the work.
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Buddha images on hillsides and atop mountains are a feature of driving through the Thai countryside, and it is always a pleasure to catch a glimpse of one from the window of a train.
They are seen more and more frequently, it seems to me, in wat compounds and by the roadside. Here are a few I have seen and photographed recently.
The next one is at Wat Khuha Sawan, Khong Chiam, Ubon Ratchathani Province:
And these can be seen at Wat Don Kwan, Phana District, Amnat Charoen Province:
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