Columbus, Ohio: Colorful Buddhist Temple

Dragons and ornate gold trim and accents highlight the Lao Buddhist Temple's technicolor approach to religion.

Watlao Buddhamamakaram

3624 Bexvie Ave., Columbus, OH
Watlao Buddhamamakaram. I-70 exit 105B (James Rd north). Turn east at the first stop light onto Langfield Drive. In two blocks Langfield turns south and becomes Quigley Rd. Stay on Quiqley and turn east (left) onto Bexvie Ave. The temple is five blocks east, on the north side.
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If you follow GPS you start to think "there's no way there is a Buddhist temple around here." Then, Bam!, there it is. It really is beautiful and if you visit on a sunny day it glistens and sparkles. The colorfulness and shine is definitely out of place in the neighborhood. The yard is surrounded by a low brick wall and every brick column is a shrine to someone who has passed.

[Melissa, 08/03/2015]

Buddhist temple.

Colorful Buddhist Temple

Not exactly sure why this is here, but it's amazing. Lived here for years and never knew it existed. Awesome find.

[Jake Mitchell, 04/25/2015]

Buddhist temple.

Colorful Buddhist Temple

There is a very colorful Buddhist temple on the east side of Columbus. It was dedicated on 6-13-2009 and is known as the Watlao Buddhamamakaram, which translates as Lao Buddhist Temple. It was built by the local Laotian community and is an important gathering place for them. The temple is very ornate, with two sets of dragons on both sides of the steps leading to the front entrance. There are spires and golden flames on the roof, and lots of decorative columns all around the building.

[signmanjoe, 04/12/2015]

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