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Wat Suwannaphum (Wat Klang or Wat Mai)  In the temple’s compound, the Museum of the Supreme Patriarch (Pun Punnasiri Mahathera) displays many special items of antiquity as well as a glared ceramic alms bowl of the Sukhothai period or around the 13th century. This is the only piece of its kind in Thailand.

 

Wat Phra Rup The ancient temple houses a reclining Buddha statue, which is said to have the most beautiful face in Thailand. Another interesting antique is a wooden Buddha footprint. Delicately carved on both sides of Paduak wood, it is the only one of its kind in Thailand. Wat Phra Rup is also the original place of the famous Phra Khun Phaen amulet.

 

Wat Pratu San  Beautiful murals in the Phra Ubosot are worth a visit. In 1848, a royal painter painted the delicate murals featuring the life of the Lord Buddha. Besides, a series of painting on wood pieces, which seem to copy the murals, are well kept in the temple’s image hall.

 

City Pillar Shrine  The shrine was rebuilt as an edifice in Chinese style, housing a Mahayana Buddhist base relief of Bodhisattra Avalokitesvara. On the full moon day of the 7th Chinese lunar month, the shrine, by support from Chinese Association, always hosts a huge alms-offering ceremony for the poor.

 

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat  The temple was once in the heart of the ancient town Suphannaphum. The main stupa once housed relics of the Lord Buddha, but it was raided for treasure and neglected in ruins.

 

Wat Khae  houses a huge tamarind tree, which is around a thousand years old. Nearby the tree is “Khum Khun Phaen”, a traditional Thai house built as part of the literature and historical conservation park. The temple houses special antiques such as Lord Buddha’s footprints called “Phra Phutthabat Si Roi”.

 

Wat Phra Loi  was built to house a Buddha image that drifted along the river. The white sandstone Buddha image seated under the Naga hood, presumably carved in Lop Buri period, was taken from the water to be enshrined here.

 

Wat No Phutthangkun or Wat Makham No  Buddhists flock there for admiring beautiful murals in the

old Ubosot. Painted in 1848 during the reign of King Rama III but remains in excellent condition, the

delicate murals feature the story of Lord Buddha’s life.

 

 

Suphan Buri Province, Temples and shrines around the Province