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Wat Hiranyaram or Wat Bang Klan About 12 kilometres from the district town of Pho Tha-le, or 60 kilometres south of Phichit town, is It was the resident temple of the highly revered monk, the late Luang Pho Ngoen.

A statue of the Luang Pho Ngoen continues to receive homage from the public. The Chai

Bowon Museum inside the temple collects ancient items such as votive tablets, Buddha

statues and earthenware for display. It is open only Saturday and Sunday.

Phichit's Phra Kruang, Phra Kruang ( Buddhist Votive tablet ) is regarded as lucky charm

to ward off danger and to give good fortune. Those found in Phichit are highly regarded and

in great demand by collectors and believers. The making of such votive tablets in Phichit

is an art handed down through the centuries. As Phichit was strategically situated and an assembly point for forces from Ayutthaya to move up north to conquer the North, and local manpower was constantly mobilised to join the army, the practice of making such talismans to ward off harm became prevalent. Genuine Phichit Phra Kruangs today are hard to find. Replicas are therefore made instead.

Old City Park, Wang Chik Road, about 8 km’s. From Phichit township. It is believed that this area

used to be the old Phichit town about 900 years ago. In the park, there is an arboretum, a peaceful

relaxing place for local people. In addition, there are Ko Si Mala, Tham Chalawan and sculptures of

important features from a Thai literature Kraithong.

Wat Tha Luang Located on the lower northern part of Thailand, Phichit is one of the most ancient provinces of Thailand that was probably built by Pharay Khot Thabong in 1056 AD. It is believed to have flourished during the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods.

Better known as an agriculturally fertile province, Phichit is also a religiously prominent place to visit in Thailand. One such important religious place inside the province that is considered highly sacred among the locals is the Wat Tha Luang is the most visited Buddhist monasteries in the entire province. Sitting on the west bank of Nan River on the Busaba Road near the Provincial Hall, this beautiful Buddhist monastery is believed to have been constructed in the year 1845.

Enshrined inside main shrine hall of the temple is Luang Pho Phet, a Chiang Saen-style bronze statue of Lord Buddha present in a sitting posture and having a lap width of 1.40 metres. The most interesting aspect of this statue is that the image of Lord Buddha has been shown in the attitude of subduing evil and ensuring peace and happiness. This beautiful image of Lord Buddha is believed to have been brought from the north by Khun Phaen. This image was earlier enshrined in Wat Nakhon Chum before it was moved to this temple. Apart from the religious importance, there is another interesting aspect associated with Wat Tha Luang. In fact, this monastery is the site where the annual boat festival of the Phichit province takes place during the first Saturday and Sunday of September each year. On this day, boats that are competing in the race are nicely decorated. It is truly a delightful scene to watch these beautifully decorated boats compete with one another.

Phichit Province, Page 4, Places to Visit, Wat Bang Khlan, Old City Park, Wat Tha Luang.
Phichit Province, Page 4, Places to Visit, Wat Bang Khlan, Old City Park, Wat Tha Luang.