Sights & Attractions
DailyOperating time: 06.00 - 18.00
Amphoe mueang, Buengkan
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
Wat Si Sophon Thammathan (Wat Tai) enshrines Phra Phuttha Sophon Mongkhon Tai, which is a Buddha image in the Lan Xang period; made of bronze in a subduing Mara posture (the same characteristic as Luangpho Phra Sai in Nong Khai province) including the other three ancient Buddha images in the Lan Xang period and a statue of Luangpho Mek (a former ecclesiastical district officer of Amphoe Bueng Kan); those are sacred Buddha images that locals come to pray for happiness in their lives, prosperity in career, and good fortune by using flowers, joss sticks, and garlands for asking for blessings and using the five aggregates or Pancakkhandha for asking for wishes.