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Wat Sathatham
Wat Sathatham

Samut Songkhram

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Wat Satthatham, also known as Wat Mon, is located at Tambon Bang Cha Kreng. The temple is made from valuable golden teak wood and the inner walls are inlaid with mother-of-pearl. It was built in 1982 by the former abbot of the temple, Phra Khru Samutvisutthiwong. Inside the main hall or Ubosot, there are paintings depicting Lord Buddha's life, the Ramayana epic, as well as famous monks. The temple is highly revered by the people of Samut Songkhram and those of neighboring provinces.

Within the temple grounds, Kalamae-Raman or coconut toffee is sold by the Raman Phatthana Group of Housewives. The temple is famed for this dessert, beloved for its sticky-sweet and creamy taste. To finish it off, the confection is wrapped in in Kap Mak (the leaf sheath of a betel nut tree). Visitors can also observe cooks making the toffee in a giant wok at the temple. 

The temple is located at Mu 5, Tambon Bang Chakreng. To get there, take the Thon Buri–Pak Tho Road (Rama II Road). At around Km 64, follow the route to Don Hoi Lot for around 1 kilometer. This temple is on the right before reaching another tourist attraction, a sandbar, known as Don Hoi Lot.

For more information, call 0 3471 1305.

 

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