Suphan Buri Temples, Temples in Suphan Buri

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Suphan Buri Temples

Temples
Wat Pa Leylai
Location : Mueang District
Wat Pa Leylai
Wat Pa Leylai
Wat Pa Leylai is one of famous temple in Suphan Buri and is a sacred placed worshiped by people in Suphan Buri since ancient time. The temple located on the west bank of the river on Malaimaen Road in the town. It is believed to have been built some 1,200 years ago when Suphan Buri was a prosperous community. Besides the temple, there is one Luang Po To Buddha image lies inside the sanctuary. The Buddha is in the posture of Parayrai. Mostly, those who were born on Wednesday usually offer sacrifice to this Buddha. The Buddha in the posture of Parayrai is an art of Authong Suvarnabhumi period. This Buddha image sits and put the hands on his knee with the size of 23.46 meters high and 11.20 meters wide. Worship fairs celebrating the image are held twice a year in April and November, if you come during that time, you will get to have a very joyful and fun experience here.
Wat Phra Rup
Location : Mueang District
Wat Phra Rup is located on Khun Chang Road, on the western bank of the Tha Chin River opposite Suphan Buri Market, this temple dates back over 600 years to the late U Thong period. In the temple included a reclining Buddha statue, which is said to have the most beautiful face in Thailand. With a length of 13 meters and 3 meters high, the east-facing reclining Buddha image is surmised to have been built during the years 1257-1260. Another interesting antique displayed in the temple compound is a wooden Buddha footprint replica. The footprint is 221.5 centimeters long, 74 centimeters wide, and 10 centimeters thick. Made of delicately carved Paduak wood, it is the only one of its kind in Thailand.
Wat Phra Sri Ratana Mahathat
Location : Mueang District
Wat Phra Sri Ratana Mahathat
Wat Phra Sri Ratana Mahathat
Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat is ancient temple, which at least 600 years old and was once in the heart of the ancient town of Suphannaphum.

The main stupa or Chedi also once housed relics of the Lord Buddha, but it was sacked by raiders and left in ruins. Raiders targeted votive tablets, created in the Suphan Buri style, which had been stored there. The tablets are among the top five most sought-after series in the Kingdom.

The Chedi or stupa was built from bricks without the use of cement. Thus, archaeologists have deduced that the structure dates from the pre-Ayutthaya period, from the U Thong Suphannaphum era.

How to get there: Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat is located on Somphan Khong Road, 300 meters off Malai Maen Road in Rua Yai Sub-district, on the western bank of the Tha Chin River.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Hotels : Hotels in Suphanburi Area
Wat Sanam Chai
Location : Mueang District
Wat Sanam Chai is an abandoned temple and there is only ruins of a large pagoda are left to be seen. The temple is located on the east bank of the Tha Chin River (Suphan Buri River). According to the records from the north, King Katae’s brother, who also renovated Wat Pa Lelai, commissioned this 23-acre temple. Archeologists believe that the temple dates back to before 1203. In 1961, the Fine Arts Department renovated the pagoda and found many relics and ashes inside. It is believed that the pagoda was first built during the Dvaravati U Thong period, and then rebuilt during the Ayutthaya period.

How to get there: Wat Sanam Chai is located on highway 340 about 2 kilometers from Mueang District on the eastern bank of the Tha Chin River.
Wat Suwannaphum
Location : Mueang District
Wat Suwannaphum is known as “Wat Klang or Wat Mai” is located on Phra Phanwasa Road in the municipal area, which the temple was built in early Ayutthaya period more than 600 years. Also situated on temple grounds, the Museum of the Supreme Patriarch (Pun Punnasiri Mahathera) displays many special items of antiquity such as Buddha images, clocks, arms, betel box, vases, glasses and crockery. Also on display is a glazed ceramic alms bowl from the Sukhothai period (around the 13th century) the only piece of its kind in Thailand.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3552 3603, 0 9241 5265
Wat Ban Krang
Location : Si Prachan District
Wat Ban Krang
Wat Ban Krang
Wat Ban Krang is ancient temple was constructed during Ayutthaya period which it has been presumed that the temple must be at least 400 years old. The interesting thing in this place is a chamber of Phra Khun Paen Baan Krang. It was made of baked clay. It has been believed that any guys hang Phra Khun Paen necklace, they will never ever faced with any difficulties or dangers. These Phra Khun Paen presumably built after the war between King Naraesuan and the king Aupparaja of Burma. Moreover in the temple there is a pagoda floats at the middle of the river, it was built in the reign of King Rama IV which is approximately 150 years ago. There is a big principle Buddha image which was built in the style of Au Thong arts. There are many boundaries of a Bot enclosed the sanctuary and they were made of Buddha images of Phra Wat Krang. So, this is why boundaries of a Bot here at this temple are special and different from others. The sanctuary of the temple is approximately 450 years old and there are Luang Po Kaew image and principle Buddha image placed inside.

How to get there: Taking a highway number 340 and keep going through Sri Prachan District. Take a turn to a highway number 3038 when you pass by at the kilometer markers 14-15. Wat Baan Krang is situated at the rim of Suphan Buri River which is opposite to Sri Prachan District office. The temple is 20 kilometers far from the center of Suphan Buri town. Wat Khao Di Salak
Wat Khao Di Salak
Wat Khao Di Salak
Location : U Thong District
A special point of this temple is Buddha’s footprint, a bas-relief footprint carved out of red sandstone. The footprint is 65.5 centimeters wide and 141.5 centimeters long. Archaeologists presumed that the footprint is an art object of the Dvaravati style, dating back to 9th -11th century. The temple also offers Buddha images and artifacts were discovered from a rock cavity and at the top of hill, you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the town.

How to get there: Wat Khao Di Salak is located in Mu 5, Don Kha Sub-district, 8 kilometers from downtown U Thong District.
Wat Phai Rong Wua
Location : Song Phi Nong District
Wat Phai Rong Wua
Wat Phai Rong Wua
Wat Phai Rong Wua is one of the most famous temple for Thai people. The popular interesting is largest houses of metal cast Buddha image called "Phra Phutta Khodom" which has a lap width of 10 meters and a height of 26 meters. The temple has also recreated within its compound locations of significance in the Lord Buddha’s life. These include the places where he was born, reached enlightenment, gave his first sermon, attained nirvana. There are also recreations of Buddhist hell and heaven. The temple houses the world’s largest cement Buddha image, fronted by the largest gong and alms bowl in the world. There is also the world’s largest bronze multi-spired building, known as Phra WihanRoi Yot, and the largest bronze Wheel of the Doctrine, or Dhammachakra.

How to get there: Wat Phai Rong Wua is located approximate 43 kilometers from the town. From Bangkok you can take Taling Chan-Suphan Buri Road, and then turn left towards the temple before Lat Bua Luang T-junction. If taking Highway 3422, the temple is at Km 18-19.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 05.30 pm.
Wat Thap Kradan
Location : Song Phi Nong District
The interesting thing in this temple is a museum dedicated to a famous singer of Thai folk song, Phumphuang Duangchan. She spent her childhood around this temple. So, her belongings, equipment, photographs, and news clipping are displayed in this temple. Her fans always place her portraits at the temple’s boat landing after their wishes made here are fulfilled. An annual ceremony to commemorate her passing always attracts lots of people to the temple. At the temple’s front gate is a shopping area with many stalls offering dried and fresh agricultural products.

How to get there: Wat Thap Kradan is located at Km 10 off Highway 3351.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.