Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat

suphan buri

This ancient temple is located on Somphan Khong Road, 300 metres off Malai Maen Road in Tambon Rua Yai, on the western Bank of the Tha Chin River. The temple, whose history dates back not less than 600 years ago, was once in the heart of the ancient town Suphannaphum. The main stupa once housed relics of the Lord Buddha, but it was raided for treasure and neglected in ruins. The main target of the raiders was the famous version of Suphan Buri’s votire tabletss, which are among the top five sought-after series of votire tablets of Thailand.

The stupa was built from bricks but without cement works. Thus, archaeologists presumed that this stupa is the art from the U Thong Suphannaphum period, the pre-Ayutthaya art.

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