Wat Krok Krak
An ancient temple located in Samut Sakhon Municipality, Wat Krok Krak presumably derives its name from locating within the old Chinese community called Kok Kak. however, unclear when the temple was constructed. Wat Krok Krak houses “Luang pho Pu” – the much revered laterite principal Buddha image in the attitude of subduing Mara (late Sukhothai style) wearing sunglasses. According to local legend, the Buddha image was being oated down the river and finally placed in the Ubosot or ordination hall. A strong belief in the power of Luangpho Pu derives from the event of the conjunctivitis outbreak, in which people were praying to the image for a cure. After the epidemic ended, devotees have been bringing sunglasses as o erings. To get there: From the provincial city of Samut Sakhon, take Highway No. 3432 (Samut Sakhon-Khok Kham route), cross Khlong Maha Chai, and turn right onto Chetsadawithi Road, a total distance of 4 kilometres.