Roi Et Temples, Temples in Roi Et with their History

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Roi Et Temples

Temples
Wat Buraphaphiram
Location : Mueang District
Wat Buraphaphiram
Wat Buraphaphiram
Wat Buraphaphiram be enshrined the tallest standing Buddha image in Thailand known as Phra Phuttha Rattanamongkhon Mahamuni or Luangpho Yai, which was built with reinforced concrete in the blessing attitude. Luangpho Yai is highly-revered by the people of Roi Et which is the tallest standing Buddha image with nearly 60 meters high, even without the base (which itself is about 8 meters high). A museum holds exhibits and displays, and is located at its base. Wat Buraphaphiram is the third-class royal temple was formerly known as Wat Hua Ro and was later renamed as Wat Buraphaphiram.
Wat Klang Ming Mueang
Location : Mueang District
Wat Klang Ming Mueang is ancient temple was used for ceremonies where civil servants swore an oath of allegiance to the King, an important rite for the Kingdom. This temple is believed to have existed before the establishment of Roi Et. The Ubosot was built during the late Ayutthaya period. At present, it is a venue for dharma practice and is known as Sunthon Thamma Pariyat School. The Ubosot houses beautiful murals depicting the life of the Lord Buddha.

Wat Klang Ming Mueang
Wat Klang Ming Mueang
Wat Sa Thong
Location : Mueang District
Wat Sa Thong is a temple house of Buddha image called Luangpho Phra Sangkatchai (Kaccayana), which was discovered Buddha image in the year 1782 by Phraya Khattiya Wongsa (Thao Thon) who was the first ruler of Roi Et. He then enshrined the statue Wat Sa Thong (extant at that time) and designated the statue and the Wat as a town treasure. Luangpho Phra Sangkatchai is a sacred Buddha image highly revered by the people of Roi Et.
Wat Pa Non Sawan
Location : Thung Khao Luang District
Wat Pa Non Sawan or local people know as “The Clay Pot Temple” it is a unique temple which was embellished and decorated with local earthenware, so it looks strikingly eye-catching. This temple inspired ideas by the Phra Kru Chanthasuwankhun who is a temple abbot’s. The entrance of the multi-tiered chedi represents Hanuman’s mouth. Each floor of the chedi has murals illustrating the life of the Lord Buddha. At the temple gates, there are two huge tortoise statues that appear to be of Khmer or Indian-style.

How to get there: Take the Roi Et - Thawat Buri - Selaphum Road. It is about 13 kilometers from Thawat Buri District and about 30 kilometers from Roi Et town. The entrance is on the right side.
Wat Prachakhom Wanaram or Wat Pakung
Location : Sri Somdet District
Wat Prachakhom Wanaram or Wat Pakung
Wat Prachakhom Wanaram or Wat Pakung
The highlight in this temple is the first natural sand pagoda in Thailand’s which was built as the monument of the 90th anniversary of the 60th year of Phra Thep Sutthi Mongkol. “Luang Poo Sri Mahaweero” is a famous teacher priest in meditation branch in northeastern region. The pagoda imitated from Borobudur in Java Island, Indonesia inside pagoda is a house of Buddha’s relics. The wall was painted about the biography of Buddha, Vessantara, biography of Luang Poo Sri, and portraits of teacher priests. Since Phra Thep Wisutthi Mongkol (Luang Poo Sri Mahaweero) had lived here. The ceremony of Luang Poo Sri Commemoration is held every year on 1-3 May. There are praying, giving food offerings to monks, and free food. Many Buddhism go there.

How to get there: Wat Prachakhom Wanaram or Wat Pakung is located in Sri Somdet Sub-District, Sri Somdet District, Roi Et Province.
Wat Traiphum Khanachan
Location : Suwannaphum District
The interesting thing in Wat Traiphum Khanachan is Sim, it is local dialect for Ubosot - of the Northeast with a low boundary wall. The Sim houses murals illustrating Buddhist stories. It is assumed that it dates back to around the Ayutthaya or early Rattanakosin period. Inside the Sim there are houses murals illustrating Buddhist stories which is assumed that it dates back to around the Ayutthaya or early Rattanakosin period. Outside the Sim is situated an Isan-style Buddha image which was moved from Wat Tai Wilai Tham (same district). Sim Wat Traiphum Khanachan was renovated by the Fine Arts Department in 1998 and awarded for outstanding architecture by the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage in the year 1998.

How to get there: From Mueang District, take Highway No. 214 to Highway No. 215 until reaching Suwannaphum District, then turn left and continue for 5 kilometers.
Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol
Location : Nong Phok District
Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol
Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol
Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol is one of Thailand’s largest and most beautiful pagodas. It is the sacred place and the pride of Roi Et people and northeastern people. Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol is located on the grounds of the Wat Pha Namthip Thep Prasit Vararam, inside pagodas collected Buddha’s relics. It has 6 levels and was designed by Department of Fine Arts. It is the combination of central region and northeastern region art style. It is white with golden decoration. It is encircled with 8 small pagodas in different directions. It is 101 meters wide, long, and high. It is located on a 101-rai area. 60 kilograms of gold has been used for making the top of the pagoda. It is one of the significant religious places that well reflect the strong faith of northeastern people.

Moreover, Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol also has the space for religious ceremonies, Luang Poo Sri Meditation Museum, 101 portraits of ancient teacher priests, and Buddha’s relics on the top of the pagoda. People from all regions can visit here to pray for their lucky.

How to get there: Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol is located about 62 kilometers from Roi Et City along the Public Highway No. 2044 and 2136. It takes about 1 hour to Nong Pok District. Continue driving to Baan Tha Sa Ad, Pha Nam Yoi District, and Khao Kiew for 5 kilometers and arrive at Wat Pha Namthip Thep Prasit Vararam where Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol is located.