Sights & Attractions
Nakhon PathomOperating day:
Sunday - SaturdayOperating time: 09.00 - 17.00
Neun Wat Phra Ngam Neun Wat Phra Ngam
Situated at Phra Ngam temple, Tambon Nakhon Pathom, near Nakhon Pathom Railway Station, Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Pathom
Tel. 66 3475 2847-8
Category : Other religious & spiritural sites
Attraction Details :
During the temple’s excavations, a large chedi and artifacts dating since Dvaravati era such as dilapidated sandstone Buddha images, Sema Dhama Chakra (Buddhist Wheel of Virtue used to signify temple boundaries), statues of crouching deer, bronze Buddha images, and earthen Buddha images, all made with incomparable craftsmanship, are found here. Some of them are housed at the National Museum and others at Phra Pathom Chedi, whose handicrafts are also believed to be from the same era.
Prince Damrong Rachanuphab explained that the origin of the name “Wat Phra Ngam” (the temple of magnificent Buddha images) was due to the beauty of the discovered earthen Buddha images, hence the name.