Wat Phra Phutthachai is situated on the foot of Khao Pathawi, Nong Pla Lai Sub-district,
the same entrance as Phra Phutthachai National Park, where Phra Phutthachai or Roi
Phuttharup - a shadow of the Buddha is located on the cliff. A Mondop - a square
with a crown-like spire - was built to cover it. A staircase was also constructed
to lead the
way from the temple to the cliff above the Mondop.
Moreover, there are pre-historic line drawings at the foot of the cliff such as the
similar to deer. Near the entrance to Phra Phutthachai, there are human hands and
From Tham Ruesi to Phra Phutthachai on the western side, there are drawings of chickens,
Buddha images and symbols. Also, on the Cho Po Ro cliff, a gigantic and complicated
drawing was found. It is similar to the pre-historic one at Pha Taem, Ubon Ratchathani.
Moreover, there is an ancient drawing with latex, aged about 3,000 years, symbolising
the meaning among the group and probably used as a ceremonial medium or belief of
the people in that period of time.
Furthermore, Roi Phra Phutthabat Bueang Khwa - Buddha’s right footprint - was discovered
in 1994. The Fine Arts Department renovated the Mondop on the mountain in the area
of Wat Phra Phutthachai. When the cement floor was removed, the Buddha’s right footprint
appeared under the sand printed on a stone.
Khao Sam Lan National Park: This is the nearest national park where tourists can
take a short journey form Bangkok. It is 4 km beyond Wat Phra Phutthachai. The park
offers many small waterfalls, some of which can be reached by short hiking trails.
The best time to visit the falls are the late rainy season when water is plentiful.
Crocodile Farm and Zoo Apart from the crocodiles, there are many other kinds of
animals such as deer, monkeys, and various species of birds. It uses the similar
route as the entrance to Wat Phra Phutthachai, one kilometre before reaching the
temple. It is a location where crocodiles are raised and bred. Apart from the crocodiles,
there are many other kinds of animals such as deer, monkeys, and various species
of birds. It is open during 8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. The entrance fee is 30 Baht for
adults and 20 Baht for children. For more information, please contact Tel. 0 3621
2958 0 3621 2958
Phra Phuttha Nirarokhantarai Chaiwat Chaturathit It is the Buddha image of the East
and one of the four images made by the Territorial Defence Department to express
loyalty to King Rama VI and King Rama IX. It resides in the cruciform pavilion of
Wat Sala Daeng.