Sights & Attractions
Khon KaenOperating day:
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 17.00
Mu 4 Tambon Nong Mek, Amphoe Nong Song Hong, Khon Kaen
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
Located in the area of Ban Wang Khun, Wat Sa Bua Kaeo owns beautiful mural and sculptural works that are worth a visit for tourists. Crouching guardian lion replicas are on both sides of the stairway leading up to the Ubosot (Ordination Hall) with sculptures of men stretching their legs in front which the preceptor of the temple Luangpho Phui was the one who created all of these sculptures. Murals on four walls of this concrete ordination hall both inside and outside portrays people lifestyle, history of the Lord Buddha and the myth of heaven and hell. The pictures are separated by the Sinthao line, a flash-shape pattern which is widely found during Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods except in Isan (northeastern) region. The unique brushstroke reflects artists’ deep feeling through each picture like what can bee seen in Western impressionists. The most used colors are yellow, indigo, red ochre, green, blue and black.
How to get there :
From Khon Kaen, take Highway 2 (Mitraphap Road) and head to Amphoe Phon for 75 kilometers then turn left to Highway 207 for Amphoe Nong Song Hong for another 17 kilometers. At kilometers 27-28, turn right at Ban Wang Khun and keep straight for another kilometer.