Wat Khaokaew Voraviharn
This ancient temple is located on a medium-sized hill. It is located at Ton Tarn subdistrict on the right side of Pah Sak River. It has an important sacred place which is the pagoda that contains the Buddha’s white bone. The local people mention that on some occasion, the bright glass ball is seen above the viharn hall of Wat Khao Kaew. It is believed to be the miracle of the holy items in the pagoda. Therefore, this temple is called “Wat Khao Kaew” which Khao means hill and Kaew means glass.In the reign of King Rama IV, when he arrived at Sao Hai district, he ordered to build the residences at Tha Hin Lard in front of Wat Khao Kaew which is the peaceful and beautiful place. He also ordered to renovate this temple and announced it as another royal temple in Sara Buri province.Inside the temple are many interesting features:1.The Naga reverted their heads stair: It is the stairs from the foothill up to the hilltop. The staircase is the Naga body decorated with colorful glasses. There are two lions statues standing in front of the entrance and the doorkeepers dressed in western style.2.The Pagoda: It is located on the top therefore it can be visually seen from far away. It is where the Buddha’s bone and the remains of the disciples are kept. It is built in reduced 12 angles style and is around 34 centimeters tall. Above at the throne is the group of lotus. Around the pagoda are the arches for locating the stone Buddha Images in different poses. In the past, they were in are many colors such as black, white and green. However, they are repainted in yellow-gold except one Buddha Image which is still remained in black color. Below the pagoda were the principle statues in all 4 directions.3.The small 5-peak pagoda: This small pagoda is located between the bell tower and the big pagoda. It is built in 1870. It is where the Buddha’s footprint model and extra-decorated Buddha Images are located. In the east is where the Buddha Image with elephant and monkey is placed while in the west is where the Buddha Image in raising both hands to stop the relatives pose located. 4.The mural painting: The only thing left is the gable which narrates the story of 13 rules that the Buddha allows the monks to behave, the study of human’s body and the picture of hell on different sides.From Sara Buri district, drive along Pichai road. Then drive into Highway Number 3041, drive past Sao Hai until you reach the intersection. Turn right, cross Pah Sak Bridge until you reach Y-intersection. Then turn right into Highway Number 3225, drive past Wat Tha Chang Nue for around 2.5 kilometers. The entrance of the temple is on your left-hand side. Turn right and drive for around 200 meters, then you will reach the temple.