Wat Ban Rai is a very well-known temple in Dan Khun Thot district of Nakhon Ratchasima province. It is where Luang Phor Koon Parisuttho, a famous monk, used to live. The temples main attraction is Wihan Thep Witthayakhom which is a rotunda building on an island in the middle of a lake. It is 42 metres high and has a diameter of about 65 meters. It is decorated with almost 20 million mosaic tiles. On the roof there is a sculpture of Airavata, a mythological elephant which carries the Hindu god Indra. It features a 520-tonne head and two huge tusks.
Map showing location of Wat Ban Ra in Nakhon Ratchasima:
GPS Coordinates: 15.299925, 101.736771