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Wat Sawang Arom is located in Ban Bang Mon, Tambon Ton Pho, in the Municipality of Mueang Sing Buri, about two km from the old City Hall toward the Chao Phraya River. The temple is a centre of arts concerning education, construction of the Ubosot ( ordination hall ), Wihan ( image hall ), Sala ( pavilion ), and particularly the sculpture

of Buddha images, which has been passed down from the Ban Chang Lo School in Thon Buri

district. Within the temple compound, the Nang Yai Museum has collected more than 300  

perfect and playable Nang Yai  great  shadow puppets.

Phrakhru  Singhamuni, the past abbot,  gathered some of the figures from the late Ayutthaya

period. The others were given by Khru Pia, leader of a shadow play troupe who is well-versed

in supervising and voicing the great shadow puppet play and has continued to pass down such

performing art. For a show, the Nang Yai puppets are divided into four sets: The Great Battle

( a battle against the Demon King Ravana ), The Mongkut – But Lop Battle, The Naga Noose,

and The Wirun Chambang Battle. Here, there is a demonstration of a Nang Yai play. The museum is open on Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. For those interested in the show, contact in advance at Tel. 0 3654 3212, 0 3654 3237, 08 1851 6205, 08 1802 6085.


To get there: Take Highway 308 ( Sing Buri – Ang Thong, the old route )  to Km 94, about three km from the town of Sing Buri.


Old Court and City Hall  These two European style buildings are located on Wilaichit Road by the Chao Phraya River in the town. Both are constructed at the same period, some 90 years ago during the reign of King Rama V. They are still in perfect condition.


Wat Pho Kao Ton  This temple is near the Monument of Bang Rachan Heroes. It was the base where the Bang Rachan villagers resisted the Burmese attacks. A replica of the ancient fortress, identical to the original, was constructed. In a chapel, there is the statue of Phra Achan Thammachot, who was both a monk and a leader of the Bang Rachan's heroes.


Wat Phikun Thong This temple in Tambon Wihan Khao, Amphoe Tha Chang, is nine km's. from Wat Phra Non Chaksi. Visitors come here to pay homage to the statue of Luang Pho Phae, a famous former abbot of the temple. The temple also houses Thailand's largest sitting Buddha image, 23 metres wide and 42 metres high, made of concrete and decorated with golden mosaic.  

Sing Buri, Wat Sawang Arom in the Province of Sing Buri

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