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Ban Song Puey Archeological Site Ban Song Puey Archeological Site
Ban Song Puey, Amphoe Kham Khuean Kaeo, Yasothon
Category : Historical Houses
Attraction Details :
The significant attractions include Big Buddha Image, Pagodas, etc. Situated 25 kms. from Yasothon City, via highway 23 (Yasothon-Kham Khuen Kaeo-Ubon Ratchathani Rd.) and 10 kms. off the main road on the right. Its significant attractions include
Big Buddha Image. Made of brick, the principle Buddha of Wat Song Puey is 3 metres wide and 8 metres high. This sacred image can be dated back to more than 200 years. Pagodas containing soil from holy sites of Buddhism.
The old pagoda, more than 200 years old, was renovated in 1955 by Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram. It houses soil from holy site of Buddha, namely the place of birth, enlightenment, the first sermon, and nirvana, brought from India by a Buddhist monk, Khien Ammaphand. The replica of Buddha Footprint.
The footprint was built by sponsoring of Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram and his lady. Lots of local people come to bath the footprint During Songkran Festival.
Antique Museum. The museum features antiques found from Dong Muang Toey, an ancient Khmer town. The antique include stone bed of the mayor, and stone inscription in ancient Khmer letter.
Dong Muang Toey Ancient town.The remaining of ancient town Dong Muang Toey is found a kilometre south of Song Puey Village, 7 kms. from Amphoe Kham Khuen Kaeo. Foundation of temple, pond, and town wall are found. Altough they are ruined, their remaining indicated that it once was settlement in Chenla-Dhavaravadi period or in the 7th Centiry. Chenla King’s inscription indicated that this ancient site is religious place for Shivism. Dong Muang Toey and nearby community, proably satellite town of Chenla Kingdom, was called ‘Sangkha Pura’. Chenla Kingdom developed into Khmer Empire later and extended its territory into Moon and Chee River Basin during such period.