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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 :
Ban Song Puey Archeological Site is located at Kham Khuean Kaeo district, 25 km from Yasothon city along Highway 23 and turn right for 10 km. 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. In 1955, it was renovated by the fund of Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram and Phra Plat Khian Ammaphan. The old pagoda, more than 200 years old 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, Khian 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 Mueang Toei, an ancient Khmer town. The antique include stone bed of the mayor, and stone inscription in ancient Khmer letter. It is located to the south of Song Puey village about 1 km from the village and 7 km from the district. In Dong Mueang Toei area, there are ruins of the temple, ponds and walls which are deteriorated but have the original structure that can be assumed that it is the location of ancient communities in the Chenla-Dhavaravadi period in the 12th Buddhist Century.
The messages written in Chenla King’s inscription indicated that this ancient site is religious place for Shivism. During that time, Dong Mueang Toei and nearby communities used to be a town called Songkha Pura that was governed by Chenla Kingdom which was later the Khmer Kingdom whose power spread to the Mun and Chi river basins in that period.
Dong Muang Toey Ancient town is on the south of Song Puea village about one km from the village. Ruins of the temple, pond, and town wall are found and much deteriorated.