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Tha Sutthawat Temple

Tha Sutthawat Temple

The history of King Naresuan

This is a very old temple constructed in the early Ayutthaya period along the route of King Naresuan’s army. Because of the shallow waterways, the army could move all year long.

However, nowadays, Tha Sutthawat Temple is located in a flood affected area. King Rama IX, the queen, and members of the royal family have made more than twenty visits since 1976. They try to help the local people solve problems presented by nature. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was kind enough to support the reconstruction of this temple by asking the Fine Arts Department, instructors and students from The Foundation of the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques, and technicians of the Fine Arts Departments to design a unique mural.

The mural of Tha Sutthawat shows the story of three worlds, Phra Maha Chanok, ear of rice, the symbol of Ang Thong Province, Yutthahatthee War, the history of Ang Thong Province, the history of Bang Sadet Sub-distruct, a picture of King Rama IX, the queen, the royal family visiting Bang Pa-In Palace during the floods of 1973-1974, and a mango picture of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.