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Khao Sakae Krang Khao Sakae Krang
Tambon Nam suem, Amphoe Mueang, Uthai Thani
Khao Sakae Krang mountain is accessible by foot through Wat Sangkat Rattanakhiri’s long staircase. Passing through the temple, visitors can admire the replica of Lord Buddha’s footprint, built in 1905 and relocated from Wat Chantharam. A large bronze bell hangs in front of the temple pavilion, constructed by a royally-nominated official and the people of Uthai Thani. It is believed that the bell is sacred, and visitors to the province who have not rung the bell have not truly seen the province.
At the summit of Khao Sakae Krang is a statue of Somdet Phrapathom Borommahachanoknat or the Royal Father of King Rama I, born Thongdi. The statue was cast twice as large as life-size. Each year on April 6th, when Suphannika or Fai Kham (yellow cotton trees), the symbolic flower of Uthai Thani, bloom across the mountain, a ceremony is held to honor King Rama I’s father. In the forest behind the mountain, approximately 200 meters from the statue, there is a world map pin, built in 1932.
To get there, take Highway No. 3220 for 4 kilometers. Pass the provincial stadium. The drive along the route to the top of the mountain is especially noteworthy for its beautiful panoramic vistas of Uthai Thani.
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