Chainat Travel Guide :
Wat Phra Borommathat Worawihan
| Wat Phra Borommathat Worawihan is considered to one of the oldest temples from the Ayutthaya period. It is located on the banks of Chao Praya River and it is just 4 kilometers from the provincial town of Chai Nat.
The temple has an old pagoda in the U Thong style of architecture which house old Buddha relics. These relics are highly revered by the people of Chai Nat and other neighboring provinces. Originally the pagoda was built from laterite during the Khmer era but was later renewed and renovated during the Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin eras.
Each year a fair is held to honor the relics housed in the pagoda. The fair is held during the full moon day of the sixth lunar month. This is the time when throngs of people come to the temple to pay their respects to Buddha relics.
In the compound of the temple, you can find the Chai Nat Muni National Museum. The museum is definitely worth a visit for all those who are interested in ancient history of Thailand. You can see the exhibits which include several different types of artifacts discovered from the town of Chai Nat, images of Lord Buddha in a variety of postures and Thai and Chinese ceramics. The museum also houses a number of votive tablets which are on display for people to see.
You can easily reach Chai Nat and then visit Wat Phra Borommathat Worawihan from Bangkok. All you need to take is a bus that is going from Bangkok to Wat Sing.