Created 25-Apr-14
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I was informed that this wat (temple) has been well-known because it has been built above an old grave-yard used to bury the remains of unknown deceased people, mostly found somewhere without family or "gathered" by the Thai "body-snatchers", rescue-volunteers rushing to accidents. So most of the people are afraid of the "ghosts" which could roam around.

Here a part of a discussion I found: A DISCUSSION of NIBBANA (by the late Aachan Naeb Mahaniranonda): "When I was alone in the kuti I looked out of the window and I saw a cemetery with a bunch of coffins, at Wat Don, in Yanawa. My kuti was very close to the cemetery, so I was very afraid, because I'm afraid of ghosts. In the evening I didn't go to a funeral if the body was going to be displayed." (A "kuti" is the name of a monk's premise. The name is of Balinese origin)

Latitude and longitude 13°42'47.64" N 100°30'59.67" E (also visible in Google street-view)
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