Wat Khao Wong (Tham Narai) is a Buddhist temple and mediation center in Phra Phutthabat District, Saraburi Province. On 5 July 1917 permission was granted to construct the Khao Wong monastery near the location of the Khao Wong Cave. The monastic boundary was marked on 20 February 1983. The ordination hall measures 30 meters wide by 51 meters long. It spreads over an area of 1,500 square meters.
Following the legend, King Narai the Great departed from his palace in Lopburi to administer the public affairs in Ayutthaya. He spent a night in Narai Cave where Somdet Phra Chao Songtham used to stay overnight during his trip to pay homage to the Buddha’s footprint. The stone inscription at the entrance of the cave claims that several religious practices have taken place inside the cave for many centuries. The temple was registered by the Fine Arts Department as a national monument on 4 December 2002.
Wat Khao Wong (Tham Narai)
Location: 62/1 Moo 5 Khao Wong, Phra Phutthabat District, Saraburi 18120 Thailand