Suphan Buri Province Page 3, Temples and shrines around the Province
Wat Phra Non is famed for its large fish sanctuary that occupies some part of the
river as well as
beautiful shady park which is the main recreational area of the province. The image
hall or Wihan of
Wat Phra Non houses a special reclining Buddha image. While most reclining Buddha
images lie on
one side, the Buddha image here lies supine.
Wat Phrao The temple’s Wihan has distinguished architecture in the Burmese style.
The hall houses a Buddha footprint. In the backyard is the library for Buddhist scriptures,
which is located in the middle of the pond. Large flocks of flying foxes live on
the Java plum trees in the backyard of this temple.
Wat Sanam Chai The Northern Chronicle says that King Katae assigned his brother to
build this temple and to renovate Wat Pa Lelai at the same time. There is a big ruined
octagonal pagoda surrounded by a wall with small pagodas at four points of the compass.
Wat Phra That or Wat Phra That Sala Khao Local people call it Wat Phra That Nok
because of the Stupa which is similar to the one in Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat
. With a height of 25 metres, the ruined Stupa is a bit smaller with a rounder spire.
Wat Ban Krang This temple is famed for sacred votive tablets know as Khun Paen.
It is presumed that, this temple was built after the war between King Naresuan and
the Burmese troops. At the temple entrance, old-fashioned wooden shop houses reflect
the easy lifestyle of the people.
Wat Sam Chuk The ancient temple houses the Buddha footprint, sandstone Buddha statue
from the Ayutthaya period, and a pair of bronze swans.
Wat Lat Sing The temple houses a 500-year-old Buddha image and three pagodas standing
for King Naresuan, King Eka Tossarod, and Phra Suphan kanlaya.
Wat Khao Khuen or Wat Khao Nang Buat (Wat Phra Achan Thammachot) A former monk resident
of this temple, Phra Achan Thammachot, played a key role in the ancient war against
the Burmese troops. The temple’s image hall houses the Lord Buddha’s footprint. And
nearby is a pagoda made from a pile of stone slabs.
Suphan Buri Province, Temples and shrines around the Province