Situated approximately 15 kilometers south of Pattaya City in Banglamung, Wat Yanasangwararam, which covers a total area of 146 acres, can be reached by turning left from Sukhumvit Road at Km.160 marker. The temple was built in 1976 to pay respect Somdet Phra Yanasangwon, the present Supreme Patriarch and was later graciously admitted to be under the patronage of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The Wat Yannasang Wararam temple grounds is comprised of: a “mandapa” (in Thai mondop พระมณฑป pavilion with four gables) enshrining a replica of the Buddha’s footprints, a large stupa where the relics of the Lord Buddha and his disciples are enshrined, Phra Yanaret Vihan and an international pavilion representing the architecture of several countries.
At the entrance of Wat Yanasangwararam Woramahawihan are situated international pavilions. Within the compound of the temple are the Mondop where a replica of the Buddha’s footprint is enshrined, a large Chedi containing the relics of the Lord Buddha, as well as, his enlightened followers, and the Wihan Phra Yanaret.
-Thailand News (TN)