Wat Ban Krang
Wat Ban Krang is situated at Ban Krang Sub-District, Si Prachan District, Suphan Buri. It lies on the west of Suphan Buri river (Tha Chin river) with the area of 116 acres. The sanctuary of the temple was constructed during Ayutthaya period. It has been presumed that the temple must be at least 400 years old. The highlight of the temple is a chamber of Phra Khun Phaen Ban Krang. It was made of baked clay. It has been believed that any guys hang Phra Khun Phaen necklace, they will never ever faced with any difficulties or dangers. These Phra Khun Phaen presumably built after the war between King Naraesuan and the King Aupparaja of Burma. When King Naraesuan brought the troops back after the war finished, he passed by Si Prachan District and decided to stop and stay here for a little while. During that period of time, he ordered the troops to create more than 84,000 pieces of small Buddha image for the sake of the soldiers that passed away. One of the most special small Buddha image is a pair of Phra Pim Baan Krang. One of it stands for King Naraesuan and another one stands for King Ekatotsaros. This kind of small Buddha image is very rare.Besides, there are many more interesting things inside the temple. When you reach at the temple, you will encounter the wooden building with two storeys. It is peaceful yet can very well reflect the humble life of the locals. There are many fish live at the rim of the river. There is a Thai style raft provided at the place so that visitors can enjoy making merit by feeding the fish. Later, when you walk into the temple, you will spot the main sanctuary which is the ancient monument that was built during Ayutthaya period. There is one big principle Buddha image which was built in the style of U Thong arts. There are many boundaries of a bot enclosed the sanctuary and they were made of Buddha images of Phra Wat Krang. So, this is why boundaries of a bot here at this temple are special and different from others. The sanctuary of the temple is approximately 450 years old and there are Luang Po Kaeo image and principle Buddha image placed inside. Next, visitors will as well meet with the mondop which inside got a Buddha’s footprint. It was built in 1933. Behind the sanctuary, there is one pagoda which was just renovated. It is 5.70 meters high and it was built in order to be a place to keep the property of Wat Ban Krang (Phra Khun Phaen). More than 20 Bronze Buddha images were once discovered inside the pagoda as well as the green glass small Buddha images. Also, at the rim of the river, there is one pagoda floats at the middle of the river. It was built in the reign of King Rama IV which is approximately 150 years ago. King Rama V as well once came over the place to pray. This pagoda actually floats in the middle of Tha Chin River as the place for the locals to carry out their ceremony in Loi Krathong Festival, but, due to the current, the pagoda sailed and it moved to the rim of the river until today.Visitors can come over by taking a highway number 340 and keep going through Si Prachan District. Take a turn to a highway number 3038 when you pass by at the kilometer markers 14-15. Wat Ban Krang is situated at the rim of Suphan Buri River which is opposite to Si Prachan District office. The temple is 20 kilometers far from the center of Suphan Buri town.