Wat Phra That (Wat Phra That Sala Khao)
Wat Phra That or Wat Phra That Sala Khao is located at Sala Khao Sub-District, Muang District, Suphanburi. It actually lies on Malaiman Road which is on the west side of Suphanburi River and it is just right opposites to Wat Suan Daeng. This temple has been called by many names such as Wat Phra That Sala Khao, Wat Maha That, Wat Phra That Suan Daeng, Wat Phra That Nok, etc. The reason why people keeps calling this temple by the name of Wat Phra That Suan Daeng is that Wat Suan Tang and Suan Tang Market is only a kilometer far. While, the reasom why it was called by the name of Wat That Nok is because people do not want the name of this temple to be the same as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat, Rua Yai Sub-District, Muang District, Suphanburi and the stupas of these two temples are very similar. It has been presumed that the area around the temple was once a community during Ayuttaya period. And, this temple was a center of the community. Presently, the temple is still a community centre. Visitors will encounter the very beautiful trees and flowers at the entrance of the temple. And, the road is very well made which make it easy for visitors to come to the place. Later, you will meet with the sermon hall in a monastery. If you walk a little bit far, you will spot the stupa which is 20-25 meters high. It is a single stupa with the sharp top. From the evidences that were excavated from the stupa, we all can presume that the temple was built approximately during 1424-1488 in the reign of Phra Borommaracha II (Chao Sam Phraya) or Phra Boromtrailoknart. There is a little park lies beside the temple and behind the temple is a grove wood. Visitors should take a highway number 321 for 16 kilometers and you will spot the destination at the kilometer marker number 145.