Wat Pathum Khongkha, aka Wat Nok Ok
Wat Pathum Khongkha, also known as Wat Nok Ok is a Mon temple in Pak Thongchai District, Nakhon Ratchasima. As a historical attraction and monument, it is open daily to the public.The temple was built in 1774. It has ancient structures including Ho Trai Klang Nam and Sim, which are a library in the middle of a pond and an old North Eastern-style main hall respectively. The hall possesses tempera paintings influenced by Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin arts. They are found on the ceiling above the hall’s principle Buddha image. They portray a sky full of stars, creatures in the Himmavanta Forest, different kinds of plants and natural and supernatural things. Highlights:-The ancient Sim, aged over 200 years with ceiling paintings-The Ho Trai Klang Nam-Nakhon Ratchasima’s ancient Mon community founded between the late Ayutthaya and early Rattanakosin Periods.