Sights & Attractions
DailyOperating time: 09.30 - 18.00
Wat Sawang Arom -
Ban Bang Mon, Tambon Ton Pho, Amphoe Mueang, Singburi
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
It is located at Ban Bang Mon, Ton Pho sub-district in Sing Buri Town Municipality about 2 km from the old city hall along the Chao Phraya River. The temple is a center of multilateral arts and sciences, namely education, construction of ordination hall, and assembly hall and pavilion, especially sculpture of Buddha images which was passed down from Ban Chang Lo Thon Buri family. The Buddha image casting system is traditional and produced by monks starting from molding a statue by rice husk charcoal mixed with soil water, covered with wax, coated with soil mixed with buffalo dung and covered with kaolin, soft and strong soils. Then, a wire is annealed, wax is removed and gold is pouring into a cast. Finally, it is polished and covered with gold plate. Its price is not expensive.
Apart from that, the Nang Yai Museum that was founded in 2002 has collected more than 300 perfect and large shadow puppets. Phra Khru Sihamuni, the former abbot of Wat Sawang Arom gathered some of shadow figures from the late Ayutthaya Period. Some parts of them were given by Khru Pia, leader of a shadow play troupe, who is well-versed in supervising and voicing the great shadow puppet play and has continued to pass down such performing art. For a show, the Nang Yai puppets are divided into four sets: The Great Battle (a battle against the Demon King - - Ravana), The Mongkut- But Lop Battle, The Naga Noose, and The Wirun Chambang Battle. Here, there is a demonstration of a Nang Yai play. The museum is open on Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.
To get there: Take Highway 309 (Sing Buri-Ang Thong, the old route) to Km 94, about 3 km from the town of Sing Buri.
For those interested in the show, contact in advance at Tel. 08 1851 6205, 08 1802 6085.
How to get there :
Take Highway 308 (Sing Buri – Ang Thong, the old route) to Km 94, about 3 km from the town of Sing Buri.