Sights & Attractions
Nakhon NayokOperating day:
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 17.00
Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Nayok
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
The Military Memorial is located in this temple, Sarika Sub-district, approximately 5 kilometers on the way to Namtok Sarika-Nang Rong (Highway No. 3050). During World War II, the 37th Quartermaster Infantry of the Japanese Military located their camp at the temple. In 1992, the Friend of Asian Alliance War Association built the memorial to honor the 7,920 Thai soldiers who were recruited to work in the camp and died in the war. Their ashes which were once placed in the temple are now put in the altar of the memorial.
An additional attraction is an elaborate Buddha image which was brought here during the war from Vientiane by migrating Laotians. The Buddha image is commonly called Phra Phuttarup Pak Daeng (the red-lipped Buddha image). Please ask the abbot to see the Buddha image.