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Address: Na Dun, Na Dun, Maha Sarakham 44180 Thailand See map
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Phra That Na Dun is a wonderful symbol of Buddhism because of the
care and devotion of the Buddhist community in keeping it so. Without that care and devotion this beautiful monument would eventually fall into ruin. That will not happen to Phra That Na Dun.
Unfortunately not all ancient Buddhist temples are in a country like
Thailand. Ancient Buddhist missionary monks travelled to many far
away countries to share their faith. How far they travelled we may never know. Its my personal belief that they travelled much further
than current historians are giving them credit. However, the evidence of their ancient presence is in the carved rock formations like stupas, "mushroom rocks" and temple water diversion systems that they left behind. Many of these places are now in ruins but because they were built to last its still possible to identify them if you
know what you're looking at and you if are willing to believe that ancient Buddhist missionaries were willing to sacrifice life and limb for their faith in travelling so far to bring their faith and technology to these then remote locations. Yes, I have a very large example now thats currently in ruins but awaiting rediscovery by the faithful . Google: "Church Rock Utah" or
Please notice the Buddhist saffron border that still exists on the bottom mound, the carved arched entrance into a sealed tunnel, the
remnants of the white plaster covering that once covered the entire
structure just like at Phra That Na Dun now remaining in patches on the top rounded portion of the first mound and parts of the second mound, the remains of the base on the top of the second mound that once served as the foundation for the column extending into the sky that has long since worn away, the dark green vegetation area (this is very arid land) that can be seen from satellite images just to the south of the rock right by the carved arched entrance and lastly the
grounds around the (temple?) ruins that seem to contain the
earthern berms and channels of an ancient Buddhist temple water
diversion system and tank. I may be wrong and this may just be a
natural rock formation caused by erosion. I don't think so. Since I
was a child I have heard "If it quacks like a duck, swims like a duck,
flies like a duck, waddles like a duck and lays eggs like a duck-----
ITS A DUCK-------If this is a temple will faithful Buddhists prove it so?
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