Sights & Attractions
Ang ThongOperating day:
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 17.00
Tambon Inthapramun, Amphoe Pho Thong, Ang Thong
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
Wat KhunInthapramun is ancient temple that was constructed during the Sukhothai period, its vast size still outlined by brick ruins. The largest and longest reclining Buddha statue in Thailand, 50 meters from topknot to feet, is enshrined here. Originally, the reclining Buddha image was housed in the image hall, or Wihan, but after a fire raged through the temple, the image was abandoned to the elements for hundreds of years. Many Thai kings have paid homage to the image, including King Borommakot in 1753, King Rama V in 1878 and 1908, as well as the current king, who presented royal Kathin robes in 1973 and 1975.
Inside an all-purpose pavilion, there is a statue of KhunInthapramun (a much-storied figure) as well as his presumed remains. According to legend,KhunInthapramun was a revenue officer who secretly embezzled from the government to build the massive Buddha image. When the King asked how he obtained the funds, KhunInthapramun did not reveal the truth because he was afraid that merit from the construction of the image would be passed on to the King. He was finally sentenced to death.
There are three ways to get to the temple. First, take Ang Thong -Amphoe Pho Thong Route (Route No. 3064), then take a right turn at Km 9 for approximately 2 kilometers. Or take the road from Sing Buri province towardsAmphoeChaiyo and take a left turn at approximately Km 64-65for 4 kilometers to reach the temple. Alternatively, take the AmphoeWiset - Chai Chan Pho Thong Route (along the irrigation canal road) and take a right turn when arriving at Amphoe Pho Thong. Continue for 2 kilometers to reach the temple.
The temple is open daily from 8.00 am-5.00 pm.