Wat Mahathat Phetchabun, Thailand. on Nikon Bamrung Road in town, houses several
ancient Chedi's of Sukhothai style. Situated in Muang Phetchabun municipality.
It seemed strange seeing this Temple as there is another Wat Mahathat I visited in
Ayutthaya last year in 2010. However this Temple is totally different to that at
Ayutthaya as you will see. Within the grounds is a school for the training of Buddhist
Monks and many where around the day I visited this fine Temple/
This monastery is an ancient temple which HRH Prince Damrong presumed that this monastery
might be constructed during Sukhothai period. Wat Mahathat has the important objects
of worship such as, Phum Khao Binth styled pagoda has been presumed that it might
be constructed about B.E. 1926 ( 1383 ).
This pagoda is a place that comprises Buddha's relics, Orrahan's
( saint ) ashes, and small images of Buddha in several styles. Two Buddha images
of the U-Thong period whose laps are 36 inches wide. One is housed in the main chapel
and the other is housed in the vihara of Wat Mahathat.