Wat Suwannaphum (Wat Klang Or Wat Mai)
Although Wat Mai means “new temple”, this temple dates back 600 years to the early Ayutthaya period. Also situated on temple grounds, the Museum of the Supreme Patriarch (Pun Punnasiri Mahathera) displays many special items of antiquity such as Buddha images, clocks, weapons, traditional Thai betel nut boxes, vases, glasses and crockery. Also on display is a glazed ceramic alms bowl from the Sukhothai period (around the 13th century) the only piece of its kind in Thailand. The temple is located on Phra Phanwasa Road in the municipal area. The museum is open daily from 8.00 am-5.00 pm but prior permission is required for entry. Call 0 3552 3603 or 0 9241 5265 for more information.