Sights & Attractions
Nakhon SawanOperating day:
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 18.00
Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Sawan
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
There are two ways to ascend to the beautiful Wat Woranat Banphot, which sits on the peak of Khao Kop mountain: take a stairway of 439 steps, which towers 186 meters above sea level, or take a more relaxing walk up an asphalt road. Hundreds of years have passed since relics of the Lord Buddha was enshrined in a pagoda at the mountain’s peak, but locals continue to travel to worship it.
The Department of Religious Affairs and the kingdom’s religious organization, the Sangha Supreme Council, praised the temple in 1966 as the best model development temple. The contrast between the historic pagoda and nearby television relay structures offers an interesting study.
Follow Highway No. 32 (Asian Highway) and turn right onto Highway No. 117, then another right onto Highway No. 1 (old highway) into Nakhon Sawan Municipality. Turn left before reaching the municipality, and drive up Khao Kop. It is about one kilometer from the city.
For more information, visit www.watkob.com.