Sights & Attractions
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Mu 13, Tambon Bang Muang, Amphoe Bang Yai, Nonthaburi
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
Wat Amphawan temple was built in the late Ayutthaya period. Its former name was Wat Bang Muang. It is located near Aom River which is the ancient canal or Chao Phraya Kao.
The interesting architecture in this temple is the hall for keeping the scriptures in the middle of the pond.
It is the most perfect Thai architecture which is the wooden house with space under the building in the middle of the small pond. The hall is 2-storey building: the lower storey has no board or partition while the upper storey has two rooms. The lower storey is the board floor while the upper is the wooden bars, lathed pillars, door panels decorated with ornamental knobs, doors cut to right angles to fit into corners, wooden leave-like carvings, two layers of the roof with one layer of the wing decorations, eaves covered with baked clay and pediments decorated with gold appliqué on black laquer. The outer partitions are painted with red color and white at the panels. The other pediments are painted white with red at the edges. The pillar was painted white with red pattern which is outstandingly seen. The doors into the hall are wooden doors with gold laquer in fennel-like decorative design. It is made from the wood mainly
in Pudtarn and Luk Fak flower designs. Above each door is the bird while the upper space is the sun and the moon. The room at the back of this hall is where the Talum trays and many wooden Buddha Image bases collected. Apart from this, there is a square hall with a pyramidal roof where the metal Buddha footprint is enshrined on the cement base.
The sacred Buddha Image of this temple is “Phra Buddha Mongkol Sukhothai” which is enshrined as the principle Buddha Image. Inside the monks’ residence is the Buddha Image in
“Thread Sadung Marn” pose which wears hat and stands in straight pose. The origin of this pose comes from Ayutthaya period. Wat Amphawan also has the stunning water pavilion which you can see
the temple in relaxing atmosphere.
If you are travelling by boat, please get on the long-tailed boat from the pier in front of Bang Yai district office. It takes 5 minutes to the temple. For those who are travelling by car, use Bang Bua Thong – Taling Chan outer ring road and turn left to Tombon Bang Muang.
How to get there :
It takes only 5 minutes by the long-tailed boat from the pier in front of Amphoe Bang Yai Office.
- Take Bang Bua Thong-Talingchan Outter ring road, and then turn left at Tambon Bang Muang if coming by car