Sights & Attractions
Samut SakhonOperating day:
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 16.30
Wat Yai Chom Prasat
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
Wat Yai Chom Prasat is situated in Tha Chin Sub-District. It is assumed that it was built in the era of King Maha Chakkraphat of Krungsri Ayutthaya period. It is about 400 years old. In the past, local people called this temple “Wat Yai”, “Wat Chom Prasat”, or “Wat Yai Chom Prasat”. Later, in the period of King Chulalongkorn, the King gave the new name, “Wat Yai Sakorn Buri” to this temple and gave cupboards of 39 tripitakas to this temple as the royal temple.
There are a lot of interesting points such as “Phra Ubosot” which is the former brick monastery and the cement arch with colored mirrors in a pyramidal dome shape. Inside the monastery is the subduing Mara Buddha statue in the early Rattanakosin art style. The prominent feature of this the elaborated 4-level-carved doors. The door therefore looks like 3 dimensions and so real. One of the doors was carved in the shape of floral vines, leaves, and animals such as barking deer and tigers around the trunk of the tree. There are also monkeys and pythons on the branches of the tree. They are in different positions. The other door was carved in a shape of Chinese pine forest which is similar to coconut tree. Cranes are standing on the branches of the trees. Fine Art Department declared the door as the national art piece in 1962.
The next interesting point is “Phra Wiharn Kao”. It is assumed that this monastery was built in the late Krungsri Ayutthaya period. It is now deteriorated. The southern wall and the roof were collapsed. Inside the monastery was an arch with women decoration pattern. The stucco at each capital was decorated with cone-shaped design.
The next one is “Sala Kanparean”, a wooden pediment with Kankhot and funnel - like float filled with rice decoration pattern. It is divided into 3 parts. It is very beautiful.
To visit here, use the Public Highway no. 35 (Rama II Road). About 20 meters before Tha Chin Bridge, turn right and continue driving for 200 meters. The temple is on the left hand.
How to get there :
It can be accessible by taking Highway No. 35 (Thon Buri - Pak Tho Road) at Km. 31 at the foot of the Tha Chin Bridge.