Wat Ton Son
Wat Ton Son is located in Ban Laem District. It is an important temple for Ban Laem people where cultural activities within the community are organized. Luang Por Samrid, the important and esteemed Buddha image for Ban Laem community, is housed here. There is also a statue of Admiral Prince Abhakara Kiartivongse, Prince of Chumphon, with another statue of Luang Por Tuad standing close behind, making the Prince’s statue look different from those in other places. In front of the temple is Petchaburi River. There is a high concrete bridge for crossing over and some Thai pavilions for relaxing inside. Here, visitors can admire the beautiful landscape of the fisherman’s village, where boats are moored one by one and swifts comes to settle down in the temple and the nearby area. High buildings were then built for the swifts to live and build their nest which will be collected and sold for profits. To get to Wat Ton Son, drive along Klong Kon-Bang Ta Boon-Ban Laem route ( Turn left from Petchakasem Road, where a signpost for shortcut for Cha-Am is located). Once arrived at Wat Ton Son, cross over the bridge and enter the temple area. A large parking space is on the left and a white mandapa is on the right. The temple has no wall and there is a road running past in the middle of the temple area, making it look as if the place is divided into three parts. Apart from the sacred Luang Por Samrid, there is also a beautiful sermon hall where tourists can visit.