Wat Pak Khlong Makham Thao Temple (Luang Pu Suk Temple)

Wat Pak Khlong Makham Thao, otherwise known as WatLuangpu Suk, is a historic Temple situated at the mouth of a canal called KhlongMakhamThao. Legend has it there was an old tamarind tree, or “MakhamThao” in Thai, in front of the temple and on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, after which the temple and canal were named. The shady temple offers pleasant scenery and houses murals painted by the Master of the Thai navy, HRH Prince of Chumphon.

Moreover, it is famed for its highly-regarded Buddhist amulets, issued by the temple’s highly revered senior Buddhist monk Luangpu Suk. Other attractions are Luangpu Suk’s traditional Thai style residence. The lettering of the captions of the paintings are in ancient Khmer script. On the wall on the southern end of the temple are inscriptions that state the captions were written in 1890.

The temple is located at Mu 1, TambonMakhamThao, AmphoeWat Sing, Chai Nat, some 25 kilometers from the provincial town of Chai Nat. To get there, proceed via the AmphoeWat Sing route, through Highway No. 3183 at Km. 36-37. The temple is open daily from 8.00 am-5.00 pm.

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