Tipitaka & Karnparien Halls



Just a few feet east of the Cetiya is the Tipitaka Hall (Haw Trai). The murals found inside this hall are beautiful, and the ornate cornices command attention. Many palm-leaf scriptures are stored here in beautiful, old tipitaka cases. Unfortunately, these priceless texts have not been properly cared for; some have been lost, while others are deteriorating. However, efforts are being made to salvage the palm-leaf texts, and many have been photocopied for  possible future projects.

The building directly opposite, on the other side of the Cetiya, is the ‘Sala Karnparien’, a building used by monks in the Reigns of Kings Rama III, IV and V for giving sermons, studies and other functions. The fifth abbot, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara (1961-2015) used this building for teaching new monks before the construction of more modern facilities. This structure is now used for storage.

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