Wat Phra Rup
This ancient temple dates back over 600 years to the late U Thong period. The temple houses a reclining Buddha statue, which is said to have the most beautiful face in Thailand. With a length of 13 meters and a height of 3 meters, the east-facing reclining Buddha image is believed to have been built between 1257-1260 AD.Another interesting antique displayed in the temple compound is a wooden Buddha footprint replica. The footprint is 221.5 centimeters long, 74 centimeters wide, and 10 centimeters thick. Made of delicately carved Paduak wood, it is the only one of its kind in Thailand.The footprint was at first housed at Wat Khao Din. During a war between Thailand and Burma, it was removed by a monk who feared the precious item would be damaged during the fighting. The monk travelled down the river with the wooden relic in hand, and placed it at the current location. Moreover, the temple compound also has many other religious artifacts such as Chedis or stupas from the U Thong period and the Dvaravati period, a bronze bell and a delicately carved pulpit in the late Ayutthaya style. Wat Phra Rup is also the original place of the famed Phra Khun Phaen amulet. The temple is on Khun Chang Road, on the western bank of the Tha Chin River, opposite the Suphan Buri Market. It is open daily from 6.00 am-5.00 pm.