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Wat Kong Din

Ubosot of Wat Kong Din

Wat Kong Din is still in the district of Klaeng and the last temple before entering Chantaburi province. The temple was a clear highlight on our trip to the south-eastern provinces in 2008 because it was a real spiritual place with friendly people who informed us about the history of the temple and the importance of the Buddha images. From a historical point of view King Taksin the Great made this temple his campsite when Ayutthaya fell to the Burmese in 1768. It was here and in the eastern provinces where he gained new power in order to end the Burmese occupation. In one legend it is said that he brought an important Buddha image with him called Phra Buddha Pakasit, which now placed inside the large Buddha image in the Ubosot, called Luang Phor Piyapakasit. Next to the temple is a shrine for King Taksin the Great. 

Luang Phor Piyapakasit

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