Monday, April 23, 2007

Wat Poramai-yikawat : Nonthaburi

This temple, Mon style, was built about 200 years ago. In 1873 King Rama V visited the temple and ordered the renovation and later on reconstruction of the main temple.

This old monastery located in the vicinity of Tambon
Ko Kret, Amphoe Pak Kret is constructed in Mon style architecture. The main attractions are a large reclining Buddha, mural paintings, a Mon style marble carved pagoda, the museum and the principal image in the Ubosot. There is a village, on Ko Kret (Kret Island), where the villagers produce ancient Mon style pottery called "Kwan Arman". It is accessible by a ferry from Wat Sanam Nua which is located not far from the Amphoe Pak Kret office.

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