Pictures and words cannot really describe Wat Samphran. As there are so many beautiful temples all throughout Thailand, this one can truly be described as 'unique'.
This marvel of Thai architecture and Chinese culture in the Samphran district was built 80 meters tall to honor the number of years Buddha lived, and it was used by monks as a place to study and meditate. Its construction took only five years.
The pink shrine of Wat Samphran is known for its giant encircling dragon. The creature is made of iron and glass fiber and its hollow construction, which includes a tunnel and stairs, allows visitors to climb to the top. However, do note that the stairs have deteriorated over the years and now only certain sections of the hollow dragon can be visited. Still, you can try your luck climbing the stairs where possible to explore the interiors of the dragon.