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Local people call Wat Na Phrathat or Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat is an old temple, situated on Khao Ngu Road, Tambon Na Mueang in Mueang Ratchaburi municipal area.

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Its characteristic is of the Pre-Ayutthaya art, with a Sukhothai style face. It has a long body but short knees. He turns his face to the east, and there is another Buddha image behind his back, turning its face to the opposite side or the west.

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This means we ask the Buddha’s blessing to prevent danger from the front as well as the back. Thus, it is also called Phra Raksamueang–city’s protective Buddha-along the belief of people in the Ayutthaya era. In front of the Wihan, there is a boundary wall made of laterite.

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Wat Mahathat Worawihan : Ratchaburi, Thailand was last modified: May 10th, 2017 by Asia Travel Gate