Wat Pa Phra That Kao Noi
Wat Pa Phra That Kao Noi is a wild temple surrounded with a shady garden. It is situated in Moo. 1, Baan Kha Sub-District, about 500 meters from Baan Kha Sub-District. Driving uphill, there is forest along the way. When entrance the temples, you will see a pagoda on the top of the mountain. The temple was established in 1965 when Luang Pho Pin Chalito, a disciple of Ajarn Mun Puritatto, came here for meditation in the forest. He therefore built a house of priest. After that, Phra Ajarn Sithon came here for meditation. Local people and the abbot of this temple told that monks from northern, northeastern, and southern region of Thailand came here for merit and meditation here. When Phra Ajarn Sithon (of Wat Tham Pha Poo, Lei) came here, he saw a beam from the top of the mountain on a full moon day. He and local people therefore went to the top of the mountain and found stones in pagoda shape and there were relics of Buddha inside. A mine owner brought the relics to his home but then he brought them back because of the flood in his mine. Later, the relics of Luang Pu Ted were collected here too. This pagoda was therefore called “Chedi Atti Tat Luang Pu Ted”. Luang Pu Ted is a meditation monk and a disciple of Luang Pu Mun Puritatto. Buddhists respect him a lot and come to pray here. There is a 360 degree scenic point made from marbles. You can see Tanaosri Mountain from here and it is windy. There is the fourth meditation center of Ratchaburi (Dhammayut). Phgra Kru Pawana Sutthi Khun, the abbot of Wat Pa Phra That Kao Noi, is the director here according to the announcement of Sangha Supreme Council of Thailand. From Ratchaburi, use the Public Highway No. 3087, the same way to Suan Phung District. Turn left at Baan Pha Wai that is before Suan Phung District. Use the road No. 3313 that goes to Chaloem Phra Kiat Thai Prachan National Park. You will pass Baan Kha District. After passing Baan Kha about 500 meters, turn right and continue driving for a while. The temple is on the left hand side. The temple is surrounded with trees like a forest. If you want to visit the relics of Buddha, continue driving. The road is a steep asphalt road but both sedans and pick-up cars are available. There is a parking lot for 10 cars on the mountain.