Wat Lat Sing
Originally known as Wat Ratchasing, this temple has historic roots in a fierce Thai duel that took place on elephant-back. According to folklore, King Naresuan the Great commissioned the temple following his legendary victory over the Burmese viceroy, Phra Maha Upparacha, in a much-storied duel on elephant back. His sister, Phra Suphankanlaya, who had been taken hostage in Burma, was later executed in revenge. As a result, King Naresuan the Great dedicated the merit earned from the construction of the temple to his late sister.The temple’s principal Buddha image, known as Luang Pho Dam, dates from 500 years ago and is depicted in the posture of subduing Mara with a lotus bud halo. Within the temple compound, the public pay their respects to three royal sibling statues: King Naresuan the Great, King Ekathotsarot, and Phra Suphankanlaya. The temple is located in Tambon Ban Sa on a road parallel to the irrigation canal, around 7 kilometers off Highway 3038, between Amphoe Don Chedi and Amphoe Si Prachan. It is open daily from 8.00 am-5.00 pm.