Wat Mahatat Chainat
Wat Mahatat Chainat, located at Moo 8, Tambon Praeksriracha, is formerly called Wat Pratat or Wat Huamuang. It is one of the oldest temples in Muang Praek or Muang Sun. In 1901, King Rama V made a journey there and recorded all the spectacular ancient and historic structures, including three carambola leaf-like stupas bound with cement and bricks on a square base, influenced by Lopburee arts and later restored by Fine Arts Department in 1983. The vihara, in normal condition but no roof on top, appears as an octagonal structure in front, which looks the same as a vihara pillar in Ayuddha Era. The capital appears like a heart shape. The vihara has only one entry. A pathway connected between the cloister to the reserve of Buddha’s relics as well as a principal Buddha’s image in Muang Sun craftmens stucco, villagers call Luang Poh Yai, more than 700 years, are situated in the back of the vihara. In addition, two Buddha’s images which are one in Lopburee style and the other in Early Ayuddhaya style, are situated in the temple. A museum inside the temple collects and keeps various types of antiques. The temple is located 20 kilometers off the heart of Chainat. You can go along Autoroute 340 and turn left into Amphoe Sunkaburee. You can see the district office near the city clock tower, turn left and go straight 500 meters.