Wat Ta It
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Operating time: 08.00 - 17.00
Is located in Ban Ta It, Tambon Bangphlap, taking Highway No. 3064 Km 7-8. This temple was constructed in 1761. Originally, this site was for firebrick production and brick distribution center or port for building Wat Khun Inthapramun.
After the completion of temple construction, it has then been called Wat Ta It (temple of brick port). Villagers called the principal Buddha image in the ubosot as Luangpho Phetch, while the principal Buddha image in the wihan was called Luangpho Khao.
The latter, once enshrined in wihan Maha-Ut was constructed in the Ayutthaya period approximately over 200 years ago. When entering the temple, the outstanding Phrathat Chedi Sri Phothong in gold can easily be seen.
Reasons for constructing Phrathat Chedi can be traced back to 1992 when Phrakhru Sukhonthasilakhun (Luangpho Hom) initiated to build the Ceylon Ayutthaya -Rattanakosin pattern chedi of 40-meter width and 73-meter height in the temple compound.
The octahedron chedi holding bells and divided into 32 sections is to replace the former corroded chedi standing in front of the ubosot. This chedi is for housing the relics of Buddhas neck as well as various Buddha images in different postures, which represents the religious treasures in commemoration of Lord Buddhas kindness for preaching mankind to have good faith, concentration, and wisdom in order to achieve the virtue based on individuals ability.
Later in 1995, Phrakhru Sukhonthasilakhun, acknowledged of King Bhumiphols sickness at the beginning of this chedis construction, had made a strong wish praying for His Majesty the Kings recovery in exchange for a construction of this chedi as a donation.
His Majesty the King then named this chedi Phrathat Chedi Sri Phothong. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided at the opening ceremony of this chedi in 2000. Wickerwork Village Ang Thongs renowned wickerwork is mostly produced by the community of Amphoe Pho Thong.
Almost every house situated in the vicinity along both sides of the Chao Phraya River establish groups of specialization for wickerwork, rattan, and bamboo wickerwork production e.g. Tambon Ongkharak Group, Tambon Bangchaocha Group, Tambon Bangrakam Group, Tambon Phlap Group, and Tambon Inthapramun Group.
The noted wickerwork area of the province is in Ban Bangchaocha locating at Mu 8, Ban Yangthong
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