Sights & Attractions
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
This temple is renowned for its Buddha image as well as a nearby cliff, where a shadow image of the Buddha can be seen, known as Roi Phra Phuttharup. A Mondop, or outdoor pavilion, was built to shelter it.
The temple is also home to pre-historic drawings at the foot of the cliff, portraying animals such as deer. Near the entrance to Phra Phutthachai (the Buddha image), there are drawings of human hands and symbols. From the cave, Tham Ruesi, to Phra Phutthachai on the western side, there are drawings of chickens, Buddha images and symbols. Also, on the Cho Po Ro cliff, a gigantic and complicated drawing was found. It is similar to the pre-historic drawing at Pha Taem, Ubon Ratchathani. Moreover, there is an ancient drawing made of latex, aged approximately 3,000 years, likely once used as part of religious ceremonies by inhabitants at the time.
Wat Phra Phutthachai is situated on the foot of Khao Pathawi, Nong Pla Lai Sub-district, with the same entrance as Phra Phutthachai National Park.