Kuang Im Chinese Temple Tiger beside the River Kwai in Thailand.

The beautiful Kuang Im Chinese Temple beside the Khwae Bridge in Thailand.

Kuang Im Temple at Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Standing Buddha at Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Kuang Im Temple gardens at Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Seemingly quite often ignored by visitors looking at and walking along the famous/notorious Khwae Bridge, the temple is situated beside the River Kwai (Khwae-Yai) at Kanchanaburi in Western Thailand. Easily found by walking across the "Bridge over the River Kwai", and near the far end of the bridge take the metal steps on the right and the entrance to the temple is straight ahead via a narrow gate in the perimeter wall. The gardens with their various small water features, shrubs and flowers are really immaculate and go right to the edge of the river bank. There is no charge to go into the grounds and the only thing to remember is to dress reasonably - this is a working temple.
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As hopefully the above pictures show, the area around the temple has lots of very colourful statues of mythical animals, buddha images and small buildings boasting brilliantly coloured roofs - with everything overlooked by a huge standing Buddha. Inside the temple itself there are numerous statues of Buddhas and so on - the temple really is worth visiting.
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