Wat Phra Dhammakaya: 1 definition



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Wat Phra Dhammakaya is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Province north of Bangkok, Thailand. It was established on Magha Puja Day, 20 February 1970, on an eighty acre (320,000 m2) plot of land donated by Lady Prayat Phaetayapongsa visudhathibodi. The site, sixteen kilometres north of Bangkok International Airport, was originally called Soon Buddacakk patipatthamm. From acidic paddy fields, a woodland was created: a parkland for meditators. The foundation stone for the main chapel laid by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on behalf of H.M. the King in December 1977 marked the official foundation of the centre as a temple -- Wat Phra Dhammakaya.

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