Posted on: 25th February 2016
Locally known as Wat Takhu, Wat Na Phra That is an ancient temple that was constructed during the rule of Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke in 1787. It is most popular for its ancient murals that belong to early Rattanakosin period and ‘Phra That’- which is a highly revered stupa. Make a beeline for a comfortable trip in Korat with a car rental at hand which in addition to being fairly-priced is also known for free inclusions from the suppliers’ side. Book with us and choose from our Korat fleet of cars which include cars from economy to luxury to multi-seater vehicles.
Wat Na Phra That Highlights
- First of its highlight is Old ubosot which sits next to the new ubosot and was the former main hall of the temple. It is also called Tok Thong Samphao which is also the name of the architectural style on which it is inspired from and was popular at the time of its construction. This architectural structure became popular at the time of King Prasat Thong in early 17th century around 1629 and was till into demand till early Chakri period. It is different from other Ubosot(s) as it lacks roof decoration like Cho Fah and other features like Bai Raka and Hang Hong. The building has many murals that bring scenes from Jataka tales out of which many are still in good condition despite the neglect they have endured over time.
- The second highlight of the temple is Ho Trai Klang Nam, which is a library which to one’s awe sits amidst a lake and is also known for its beautiful paintings that brace its inner as well as outer walls. It houses scriptures, original Tripitaka leaf scriptures and the building was built within a lake to make sure that the leaf scriptures remain safe from insects like termites and ants etc. One can visit the building through a temporary bridge that can be removed after use. In addition to its Gilded Black Lacquer doors, the murals are especially calming as they provide various pieces from Buddha’s life.
Opening Time: 8am till 4:30 pm
Admission Fee: Free of cost