Wat Khao Kong : Narathiwat, Thailand

Wat Khao Kong Mongkol Mingmit Pattharam is an ancient temple built during the reign of King Rama V and became a deserted temple for a long time. Then, some monks came to stay and took the place as a residence in 1951 and it was restored for a great condition as seen at present.

Wat Khao Kong Mongkol Mingmit Pattharam is an ancient temple built during the reign of King Rama V and became a deserted temple for a long time. Then, some monks came to stay and took the place as a residence in 1951 and it was restored for a great condition as seen at present. It is enshrined in the image of Buddha Thaksin Mingmongkhon in the attitude of giving a sermon and sitting on the hilltop. It is the southern-Indian artwork called Chola which was popular in the south and the Malay Peninsula.

Phra Buddha Thaksin Mingmongkhon, located on NarathiwatLamphuangsaeng Road in an area of approximately 142 rai, 9 kilometers from Narathiwat Town, was built on 22 June 1966. The Provincial Organization assigned the public sector and the private sector to restore and improve the area around the Buddha image and announced it Buddha Park Khao Kong. At the Buddhist park and Lhao Kong, there is a temple with the statue of the elephant offerings of a lotus and a Sirimahamaya bell-shaped pagoda. It is a cultural and historical man-made tourist attraction.

It is the largest and most graceful image of Buddha in the attitude of blessing in the south. The Buddha image was created with the southern-Indian art and contains the relics of Lord Buddha at the left chest.

Khaogongmongkol Mingmitpatitharam Temple (Wat Khao Kong)
Location: Lam Phu, Mueang Narathiwat District, Narathiwat 96000 Thailand




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