Wat Khao Phra

Wat Khao Phra Si Sanphetchayaram or Wat Khao Phra – The ancient temple can be accessed from a sub-road about 2 kilometres off Malai Maen Road, in Amphoe U Thong downtown, close to the clock tower. It is presumed that this hilltop temple was founded since the Dvaravati period as a lot of archaeological evidence has been found such as many stone Buddha statues, stone discus holding Visnu, etc. On the hill, a ruin of a pagoda from the Ayutthaya period is found together with the Buddha’s footprint carved from stone. The temple celebrates the principal reclining Buddha image twice annually on the fullmoon days of the 12th and 5th lunar months.

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