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Wat Thammakhosok or known as Wat Rong Kho by villagers was built in the early Rattanakosin period. It is on Si Uthai Road, Tambon Uthai Mai in the municipality. It was used to hold rites by Uthai Thani government officials

to pledge allegiance to the king as well as an execution site. The most interesting places in the temple

are the chapel and the  main Buddha image hall. The chapel is of the  Rattanakosin  period. A tiled roof

covers the building. The Buddha image here is highly sacred. There are beautiful murals inside, the works

of late Ayutthaya artists. The main hall is a larger building that is higher than the chapel. A pedestal inside

has around 20 Buddha images on it. The outer windowpanes have plaster drawings of the epic Ramayana

as frames. The doors have wooden floral patterns painted in bright red.

Wat Thap Than was built in the Rattanakosin period around 1897. The locals have shortened the full name to Wat Thap Than. It is said that this area was where Thai troops caught up with invading forces in the late Ayutthaya

period. Hence, the name of Thap Than. The monastery has a shady compound and a small chapel and

main hall in the traditional style. The item of interest here is the  lovely carved door depicting an angel

holding an arrow standing  on a serpent and  another of an angel  tending deer holding a pike on a lion.

The convocation hall has a main bronze Buddha image in the Man Wichai posture 1.68 metres wide.

The main hall houses a replica of Lord Buddha’s footprint in bronze. Getting There: Take Highway

No. 3221 ( Amphoe Muang  Amphoe Thap Than ) for 19 kilometres. The temple is located on the left

about one kilometre before the Thap Than district office.

Wat Khao Wong is a temple in a valley. It has a beautiful two storey Thai style convocation hall. The area has been exquisitely landscaped. The monastery is the 13th of 19 branches of  Wat Sangkhathan

in Nonthaburi that are in places  such as Chiang Mai, Um Phang, the  United  Kingdom,

and India. The monastery was built in 1987 and has a total area of 320,000 square metres.

The surrounding area is  mountain and forest. The most  striking  feature of Khao Wong

Monastery is the 4 storey Thai style multi purpose pavilion. Built almost entirely of wood,

the pavilion has a pond in front with many fish. Around the  pond is a  garden of colourful

flowers. The wood used in the pavilion’s construction was donated by locals and has been

transformed into a work of architecture that retains natural qualities. The monastery has a

monthly meditation class for those who are interested. Getting There: Use the same route

as Phu Wai Cave. It is about three kilometres before reaching the cave ( there is a

cooperative store selling souvenirs and free accommodation for up to 200 persons ).

Uthai Thani Province, Temples or Wat’s around the Province