Sights & Attractions
Pathum ThaniOperating day:
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 17.00
Amphoe Mueang, Pathum Thani
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
Wat Lam Mahamek is Maha Nikaya Buddhist temple (Maha Nikaya is one of the two principal sects of modern Thai Buddhism). It is located on Mu 1, 5 Bo Ngen sub-district, Lat Lumkaew district, Pratumthani province, covering an area of 35,167m2. Its north side borders Khlong Bangluang Waiphra. Its south side borders the land of Mr. Sala Chaichum. Its east side borders the land of Mr. Phut Plachon and its west side borders the land of Mr. Sala Chaichum.
It was built in 1914 and originally located at the end of Khlong Bangluang Waiphra on the land of Mr. Chan Buafarang. Later, Phiksu Cham, the ruler of the temple at that time, decided to re-settle the temple on the land of Mrs. Chin Yaemyuean and changed the temple’s name to “Wat Lam Mahamek” in 1924. In January 24, 1941, his majesty the king granted the consecrated boundaries to the temple.
In the area of the temple there is a big running water swamp where many birds like heron, egret and cormorant live.
The temple has been offering the class of Dhamma study since 1939. Today, the temple also offers the class of Dhamma and Pali study for monks and novices. There is also a learning foundation for monks, novices and students.
The temple has already been renovated once. 21-inch wide Luang Pho Phra Si An and the 59-inch wide main Buddha image in the attitude of subduing Mara in Ubosot are the important sacred object of the temple.
How to get there :
Follow the route to Nonthaburi Bridge (Saphan Nuanchawi), turn left 1 kilometre before reaching the bridge, and continue for another 1 kilometre to the temple