Phanthai Norasing Shrine

Phanthai Norasing Shrine

THAI NAME: ศาลพันท้ายนรสิงห์
LOCATION: Amphoe Mueang District in Samut Sakhon
GPS: 13.53273, 100.3786

This is regarded as the symbol of honesty. It was erected to be a memorial to Phanthai Norasing, a man of integrity of the Ayutthaya period. The historic event occurred in 1704 when Phra Chao Sua, a king of Ayutthaya, made a royal visit by the Ekkachai royal barge via the curved Khok Kham Canal. Phanthai Norasing, who was the coxswain, could not operate the steering, thus causing the prow to be broken by hitting the limb of a tree.

Phanthai Norasing Shrine

To foster the palace law, the coxswain then begged the king to slaughter him although he was forgiven. After his death, the king built a shrine in Khlong Khok Kham and commanded to have a new canal, later named Khlong Mahachai, dug to eliminate the sharp curves of Khok Kham Canal. A cruise along the canal via mangrove forests and fishery villages is organised by Khun Narin Bunruam Tel: 0-3441-2490.

Phanthai Norasing Shrine

Phanthai Norasing Shrine

Phanthai Norasing Shrine

Phanthai Norasing Shrine

Phanthai Norasing Shrine

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