Wat Phra Song
Located at the heart of Petchaburi Province, the ancient temple is where Luang Po Lae resides. The monk is widely revered because he consecrates holy objects which are sought after by many people, particularly those in the circle of amulet collecting. Moreover, it is possible to get a tattoo done here. The popular pattern is ‘Hanuman’ which is believed to have the protection power against all harm and danger. Interesting attractionsInside the temple, there is a mandapa where a replica of lord Buddha’s footprint is located. It is a tower-like building with 4-layered wooden roof and a veranda. The structure is a work of brick and cement. There are also wooden Thai-style houses which are the dwelling of monks. The houses have high basement and connected terrace. They are decorated with such beautifully crafted wood art which has now become difficult to find. How to get thereFrom the junction leading to the centre of Petchaburi, drive along Khiri Rat Ya Road. Turn left into Chi Sa In Road, cross the bridge and turn right at Mat Taya Wong Road. Another option, from the same junction, drive along the road for Prachuap Kiri Khan. Turn left into Bandai It Road and then turn left again into Damnoen Kasem Road. Finally, turn right into Phra Song Road (formerly call Ban Kaek Road).