Wat Khao Wongkot
The Temple is surrounded by mountains from 3 sides. The temple covers 48,000 square meters. On the mountain slope, there is gigantic Reclining Buddha statue. Down below, there is pavilion where the body of Monk Luang Por Charoen Ditsa Wanno, the former abbot who passed away in 1963, was kept. In front of the temple, there is the pagoda built on the barque as memorial of Luang Por Pao who built this temple.
Wat Khao Wongkot is surrounded by mountains on three sides, covering an area of 30 rai. On its west is situated a large reclining Buddha image and a hall housing the remains of Luangpho Charoen Ditsawanno, a previous abbot who passed away in 1963. However, his corpse has not yet decayed. At its front is located a chedi constructed on a junk-Samphao, being a memorial of Luangpho Phao who built this Temple. The interesting point of this place is the bat cave on the shoulder of the mountain above the ubosot. It is considered as the largest bat cave in Lop Buri. Inside live millions of bats. This cave generates income into the temple from bat’s droppings of more than ten thousand baht a year. Everyday from 6.30 p.m., bats will fly in a line from the cave to search for food, similar to a line of smoke. Their flight will continue until 10.00 p.m. They will return to the cave from approximately 3.00 a.m. until 6.00 a.m. To get there: Take Highway No. 311 (Lop Buri-Sing Buri), similar to Wat Thong Khung, 4 kilometres prior to Ban Mi District. There is the Lop Buri-Ban Mi buses. Get off at Ban Mi Bus Terminal and take a rental car from the Ban Mi Market to the temple.