Wat Ratchapaksi

Wat Ratchapaksi (Nok) is located on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River.  Take Highway No. 309 (Ang Thong to Ayutthaya) Km 52-53 from Amphoe Mueang 3-4 kilometers to the south.  In this temple, there is a large reclining Buddha similar to the one enshrined in Wat Pa Mok, but of a little smaller size.  The image was assumed to have been constructed during the Ayutthaya period.  The original image was badly ruined and was renovated as shown.  There is another Buddha image built during the reign of King Songtham, approximately in 1620, which was formerly placed on the bank of the Chao Phraya River.  Prior, the image was fallen into the river, Phra Maha Wichian Khannak and Buddhist devouts moved the image to the current temple in 1947.  Later the construction of wihan had been completed in 1959 after struggling through various obstacles.  The image was then renamed as Phra Rod Wachira Molee and has been remained for everybody to worship and pay homage.

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