Wat Samphran Temple, Bangkok, Thailand. Jorge Macedo Photography. Hard to find the history of this mysterious building but semi-abandonned at one point & lacking maintenance due to past reputation (this link has some info & lots of great photos). Monks are welcoming but some parts are not open to the public.
About 40 km west of Bangkok lies the district of Samphran, where there is a rather odd-looking Wat or Buddhist temple. The temple complex has a giant golden Buddha statue and several shrines and smaller statues within,--
Wat Samphran is rarely mentioned in guide books and remains unmarked on maps. It’s not a big tourist attraction but many travellers who visited the temple spoke about its tranquil and spiritual atmosphere. Who designed it or when it was built is a mystery.--