Wat Phanan Choeng

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Wat Phanan Choeng or “Wat Phra Nang Choeng” is a religious place to show the long relationship of Thai-Chinese since ancient times, where the travelers want to see and witness the diversity of nationalities, beliefs, and cultures in Thailand.

Wat Phanan Choeng is the place where Luang Pho Toh or Sum Por Kong is located. The Royal historical annals said that the Buddha statue inside was built in 1324. It is the golden cross-legged posture Buddha statue from the late U Thong era with a width of 14.20 meters, and the height of 19.20 meters. It is considered the biggest Buddha statue from the Ayutthaya era in Thailand. 

If you want to travel to Ayutthaya, you can take the van from Bangkok-at Mochit station for about 60 baht, or taking the train at Hua Lam Pong station to Ayutthaya for 15 baht. When you arrive, you can take the Tuk Tuk to Wat Phanan Choeng Temple for 20-40 baht per person.

Wat Phanan Choeng is open daily from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. The temple has 4 annual events, which are Maha Songkran festival, Srong Nam and Hom Pa Tawai, the biggest Ting Krajard festival in Thailand. There are Chinese Opera and other shows. During Chinese New Year, locals come to worship Luang Por Toh for 5 days and nights long.

Visit Wat Phanan Choeng with a local