A Giant Buddha Temple In Thailand With A 17-Story Dragon Wrapped Around It

Wat Samphran is a Buddhist temple, 260 feet tall and pink, in Amphoe Sam Phran, Thailand. The dragon sculpture that winds around the outside contains a staircase, but only portions of it are open to the public since the stairs have deteriorated.

We don’t know when the temple was built, although it was registered in 1985. It doesn’t appear on a lot of Thai tourist guides, despite being only 40 kilometers from Bangkok.

Wat Samphran’s existence may have been downplayed after a scandal in 2004 in which the abbot was sentenced to 160 years for rape.