Since I was in the Fremont area, I decided to stop by and visit Wat Buddhanusorn. Unfortunately I arrived after the normal visiting hours of 8 am - 5 pm. It was already 6 pm when I got there, it was quiet except for a few parked cars in the lot. I heard voices but didn’t have the courage to enter the worship hall (or walk around the place). But I did manage to snap a few photos!
First thing I noticed when I drove into the parking lot was this beautiful Jacaranda tree. This flowering tree had such an amazing purple color. It was planted near the entrance to the main worship hall.
This is the first time I’ve seen this tree in this part of California. As these trees are normally native to the tropics such as South America. Although they also grow well in Australia, Africa and Asia. In the United States, it grows in parts of Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and Florida.
Here is the Wat (temple). There’s a row of rose bushes along the sidewalk leading up to the place. I can imagine this place can get pretty crowded during festivals or other events. This Thai Buddhist temple has been known for it’s weekend food vendors. Just check out these Yelpers.