Wat Suwannaphum

Wat Suwannaphum (Wat Klang or Wat Mai) – Wat Mai means new temple, but the establishment of this temple dates back some 600 years ago to the early Ayutthaya period. In the temple’s compound, 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, crockery as well as a glared ceramic alms bowl of the Sukhothai period or around the 13th century. This is the only piece of its kind in Thailand.

The temple is located on Phra Phanwasa Road in the municipal area. The museum is open daily from 8.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m. but prior permission is required. Call Tel. 0 3552 3603, 0 9241 5265 for more information.

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