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Wat Uposatharam (Wat Bot Manorom) Wat Uposatharam (Wat Bot Manorom)
Mueang Municipality, Amphoe Mueang, Utha Thani
Wat Uposatharam is an historical temple on the banks of the Sakae Krang River. Murals in the ordination hall and temple hall were crafted in the early Rattanakosin era, elaborately done. They depict the legend and biography of Lord Buddha from his birth until his death. Paintings of Lord Buddha depict storied lectures to deities and his decision to reach nirvana, amongst many others Buddhist tales.
Inside Wat Uposatharam, there are other interesting things to see, such as Sema, a leaf-like boundary sign made of red stone, situated in front of the ordination hall; a cabinet to keep Buddhist scriptures; and a storage closet painted with the floral Kanok vine pattern. In addition, there is a Bat, a monk alms-bowl, with the lid decorated with mother-of-pearl inlay which was given by King Rama V and made by Chang Sip Mu (the Ten Departments of Craftsmen). Other beautiful architectural touches, such as an octagonal Western-influenced Mondop spire, Chedis (stupas) and gables adorn the temple compound.
The temple is located on on Ko Thepho, in the Mueang Municipality area. From the municipal fresh market, cross the bridge to the temple which is on the east side of the Sakae Krang River.
The temple is open from 6.00 am-5.00 pm.