Wat Ban Ngao is the Ranong province’s most respectable temple. The temple is located quite far from Ranong city and it takes about 20-minute drive to reach the place.
Wat Ban Ngao sits in Ngao sub-district of Ranong City. The temple originally was a residence for monks, until Luang Por Kiad, Buddhist monk who traveled on a pilgrimage from Pattani arrived and stayed at the temple. As the local were faithful in Luang Por Kiad, they then built the temple in 1987 and offer it as a residence to Luang Por Kiad.
Nowadays, Wat Ban Naho has an abbot named Phra Kru Prajak Sutasarn, who is an inventive monk. Because of him, there have been many changes made to the temple such as a new, large ordination hall which is decorated beautifully.
The highlight at Wat Ban Ngao is the world’s biggest Buddha statue made from tin in the attitude of subduing Mara. It’s officially called Phra Tipuka Maha Sakkayamuni Sriranang.
The temple complex is filled with calm atmosphere. From the temple, we can spot the Ngao Waterfall flowing down from a mountain.
Wat Baan Ngao
Location: Ngao, Mueang Ranong District, Ranong 85000 Thailand