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Amphoe Hankha, Chainat
Presumed to have been built in the mid-Ayutthaya period, this temple is at least 300 years old. The ordination hall, or Phra Ubosot, stands in the middle of a pond, and enshrines the principle Buddha image of Luangpho To in the posture of accepting offerings from an elephant and a monkey. The stucco image sits in an unusual European style, and measures over 4.5 meters high. It is said that the casting of the image was during a period of tumult, when the city was at war with invaders who marched through the area. A ceremony is held twice a year to re-gild the image with gold leaf during Makha Puja Day and the Loy Krathong Festival.
Wat Phichaiyanawat is located in Tambon Ban Chian, Amphoe Hangkha, Chainat, 38 kilometers from the provincial town of Chai Nat. Proceed via Highway No. 3211 to Km. 2 - 3.
The temple is open daily from 8.00 am-5.00 pm.