This ancient temple is located at Ban Chin, Taksin Road, Tambon Rahaeng. In the past, the Ping River which was to the west of the temple had whirlpool.
During the run-off season, powerful currents from the Mae Tho Creek diverted the Ping River to flow against the temple’s pier. That is why the temple is also called ‘Wat Nam Hak’ (Nam Hak literally means diverted water). Later, the river banks were extended. Consequently, the river changed its course and no more whirlpools were seen. This temple is in a shady and pleasant atmosphere. The Ubosot (ordination hall) and a wooden building were built in the European style of art. The ordination hall once burnt and rebuilt has a wood-carved gallery in the front and houses a Buddha image of the Ayutthaya period.
Latitude and longitude 16°51'57.63N 99°07'33.61" (can also be seen in Google street-view)
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