Located 2 kilometers north of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat in Amphoe Mueang Suphan Buri , Wat Khae is an ancient temple mentioned in “Khun Chang Khun Phaen”, an epic Thai poem, in which stands a 1,000-year-old huge tamarind tree with an approximately 9.5 meters in circumference. The legend has it that Khun Phaen, having learned black magic from Master Khong, transformed tamarind leaves, exactly from this tree, into wasps and hornets and used it to fight the enemy. Not far from the tamarind tree is a traditional Thai house called “Khum Khun Phaen” which was built as a part of the literature park and a part of literary and historical art conservation.King Rama V visited this temple in 1904. The temple houses many interesting antiques such as 4 brass Buddha footprints, one on another, possessing 1.4 meters in width and 2.8 meters in length. Besides that, there are also Rattanakosin period’s Buddha images with beautiful floral print at the end of the ‘civara’ (monk robes) and ‘angsa’ (shoulder cloth) in the attitude of subduing Mara and of sitting cross-leg with one top of another, residing in front of the principle Buddha image in the vihara. Other antiques include a brass bell, a brass boiler and a bookcase which was donated by King Rama V in 1869. Wat Khae is situated at Mu 1, Somphan Khong Road, Tambon Rua Yai, Amphoe Mueng, Suphan Buri province 72000. Tourists can reach there via personal conveyance. Once you arrive at Somphan Khong Road, go further for 1.2 kilometers. The temple is on your right. Wat Khae is free entry and opens everyday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.