Wat Pak Khlong Makham Thao (Luang Pu Suk Temple) : Chainat, Thailand

Located at Mu 1, Tambon Makham Thao, Wat Pak Khlong Makham Thao (Luang Pu Suk Temple) is at the mouth of the Makham Thao (Tha Chin River) waterway, where it branches off the Chao Phraya River.

Located at Mu 1, Tambon Makham Thao, Wat Pak Khlong Makham Thao (Luang Pu Suk Temple) is at the mouth of the Makham Thao (Tha Chin River) waterway, where it branches off the Chao Phraya River. Legend has it that there was an old tamarind (or Makham Thao tree in Thai) in front of the temple on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. That was how Wat Pak Khlong Makham Thao got its name.

This shady temple offers pleasant scenery and is famous for Buddha amulets. The highly revered senior Buddhist monk Luangpu Suk of this temple issued Buddha amulets known as the Luangpu Suk of Wat Makham Thao amulets. They are purchased and regarded as sacred objects by devotees. Other attractions are Luangpu Suk’s tradition-al Thai style residence, as well as, the mural paintings depicting the story of the Lord Bud-dha made by HRH the Prince of Chumphon and his entourage. The lettering of the captions of the paintings is in ancient Khmer script.

The wall on the southern end sees paintings which stated that they were written in the year 1890.To get there: It is located some 25 kilometres from the provincial town of Chainat. Proceed via the Amphoe Wat Sing route, through Highway No.3183 at Km.36-37.

Wat Pak Khlong Makham Thao (Luang Pu Suk Temple)
Location: Mu 1, Tambon Makham Thao, Wat Sing District, Chai Nat 17120 Thailand




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