Friday, May 11, 2007

Reclining Buddha of Wat Khun Inthapramun : Ang Thong

This 50 meters reclining Buddha is housed in Wat Khun Inthapramun, Amphoe Pho Thong, 11 kilometers from the township. The monastery is located in the open air of the rice fields having no roof due to the Wihan housing the image being in ruins.

In front of this image lies a statue of a man who, according to the legend, is Khun Inthapramun, a revenue officer who secretly took away the official money to enlarge the original 40 meters construction of the image. When the king heard about that and interrogated him where from he obtained the money he did not answer and was whipped to death, thus originating the name of this monastery as Wat Khun Inthapramun.

photo : moohin

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