Wat Pho Sila
is situated in Ban Pueai Hua Dong, Tambon Pueai. The temple consists of an interesting ancient site; a large terrace of boundary markers or Sema built in the Dvaravati period and made of white sandstone aged about 1,000 years. Presumably built during 657-757 A.D. in the Prei Kmeng Khmer art style, the Sema stones are spear-shaped with narrow lower parts. The pedestal is carved into a blooming lotus pattern. One Sema’s portion above the lotus petal line is sculpted at the axis into a stupa replica or a stupa’s finial; at the lower part is a picture of a water pot over an overturned bell-shaped form. Above is a tapering finial with circular mouldings in between. The middle of the axis of the marker is carved into three shallow lobes of an upturned leaf design with a half-flower in a triple arch on top. At the apex is a group of acuminate leaves like a flag top with tassels. The lotus petal design on the Sema pedestal was influenced by the pedestal of a Buddha image or Dhammacakka in the Dvaravati art in Thailand’s Central Region. The half-flower pattern in the triple arch is similar to that on the lintel’s base depicting the picture of deities clasping hands toward the midpoint that was unearthed at the Eastern door of the Northern Prang tower of the Khao Noi Si Chomphu Sanctuary, Amphoe Aranyaprathet, Sa Kaeo province.