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Wat Sa Kamphaeng Noi Stone Sanctuary


The sanctuary has a Prang (Pagoda) and a chapel made of laterite. A large pond is in front of the pagoda. The pond, the pagoda and the chapel are all encircled by a laterite wall. A lintel of Phra Warun, the god of rain, was once above the doorway. Inside, the good was carried by 3 swans.

The Papuan-style sanctuary was believed to have been built in the 10th sanctuary. The sanctuary might have been a place for religious ceremonies when it was first constructed, but renovated or altered in the 12th century during the reign of King Chai Woraman VII as can be seen from traces of Bayon architecture. The sanctuary was called “Arokayasan” then, meaning a hospital or a communal place.