Archaeological discoveries

Phra That Tat Thong


General Condition

Phra That Tat Thong Located on the Korat Plateau The terrain is a plain formed by the Holocene sediments. in the Chi River Valley (Currently, the Chi River is about 7 kilometers east of the relics). There is an important river near Huai Thom (Huai Thom, about 500 meters east of the relics) by Huai Thom. It is a river that connects the Chi River. with Lamsabai

Phra That Tat Thong Located in the northeast of the ancient town of Ban Tat Thong. It is about 300 meters from the ditch in the east of the city. At present, the area surrounding Phra That Tad Thong is a large community. Surround the community with rice farming areas. The state of the archaeological site has been restored and well maintained.

Height above mean sea level

130 meters


Chi River, Huai Thom

Geological conditions

Holocene sediments Under the influence of the Chi River Valley

Archaeological Era

historical era


Thonburi period, late Ayutthaya period

Archaeological age

24th century Buddhist

Types of archaeological sites

religious place

archaeological essence

Phra That Tat Thong Located in the northeast of the ancient town of Ban Tat Thong. It is about 300 meters from the ditch on the east side of the city.

The legend of the creation of this Phra That Tad Thong It is tied to the legend of the orangkathat or the legend of the creation of Phra That Phanom. There is a story that When people in Rattanaburi heard the news of the restoration of Phra That Phanom, they became faithful. therefore united to collect sacred objects and valuable utensils both silverware and goldware to be contained in Phra That Phanom Tad Thong Sub-district that went to help renovate Phra That Phanom returned home because the restoration of Phra That Phanom was completed. The people decided not to continue their journey and agreed to discuss what to do with the things they brought. Finally, it was decided that one relic or chedi would be built at Ban Tad Thong, and these items would be placed in this pagoda. The villagers of Sadao therefore brought the gold tray that brought valuables to be packed in Phra That Phanom to support the valuables that the people of Rattanaburi would put in the chedi that were being built, so they called "Phra That Golden Tray" or "Phra That Golden Tray". "Phra That Tat Thong"

In announcing the registration of ancient monuments of the Fine Arts Department in 1936 has announced the registration of a separate registration between "That Tray Thong" and "The Element of the Child Killing Mother or the Element of Kong Khao Noi", which were all located in Yasothon District, Tat Thong Sub-district, Ubon Ratchathani Province (at that time). year 2009 The Fine Arts Department has announced the boundaries of ancient sites. "Phra That Tha Thong or Phra That Kong Khao Noi" (meaning that it is the same place)

However, the name "That Kong Khao Noi" is the name that the local area used to call That Tadthong later. Which was originally the name used to call the relics at Ban Thung Sadao That at Ban Thung Sadao that the villagers believed to be an element created according to the story in the folk tale "Child Kills Mother" or "Kong Khao Noi Kills Mother", which is in brief the story that A son who goes out to farm with his mother to deliver food every day. One day, the mother late to deliver the food, the son becomes gloomy and hungry. I saw a container of rice called a rice bowl. It was small and afraid that it wouldn't be enough to eat. therefore injuring their mother to the point of death But when he had eaten until he was full, the rice was still not finished. therefore a feeling of regret and remorse Therefore created an element or a pagoda that is shaped like a bowl of rice and brought the ashes of his mother to ask for forgiveness and atone for the execution of a murderer, which the story in this folk tale is known to the general public, but the elements at home Neem is not widely known.

The architectural style of Phra That Tad Thong is a Lan Xang art style that is commonly found in the Northeast. Age around the 24th Buddhist century It is a Mondop-shaped chedi topped with a square lotus flower. in a square About 7 meters wide on each side, brick and mortar, about 12.7 meters high, divided into 3 parts:

Base part The lower base is the chopping board base. Support for the floor set, the base of the cornice, plexiglass, chicken breast (Waist Kwan or Kwan)

The mondop or elemental house in the square It was made into a box with arches on all four sides. It was originally probably decorated with standing stucco Buddha images in all four directions, but now many have been dropped. The top of the arch in front of the lady's face is decorated with stucco with plant patterns, pillars destroying the sunlight (sun), decorated with glass.

Top a small square lotus by making a tapered shape from the bottom up to the top Or it can be called a chest shape or a square lotus shape with four sides at the base or the foot of the trunk made into lotus petals rising to the end and wavy to the waist, separated from the top, made 3 layers stacked, the top of the tier is high. about 1 meter

The area around all the elements was made of a low glass wall. Surrounded on all 4 sides, about 11.20 meters in width and length on each side, about 75 centimeters in height, 70 centimeters in thickness, with entrances in the east and west. The width of each channel is about 70 cm.

The area surrounding the element has a group of sema leaves. It looks like a red sandstone sema leaf. The central axis is carved into a convex axis in the style of Dvaravati art. These parapets may be parapets that have existed since earlier times. in the area of ​​Ban Tad Thong which is an ancient city surrounded by a moat in the early historical period That is about 300 meters away from the relics to the west. In addition, around the relics there are small relics built in the later period to store the ashes according to Isan folklore.

On the east side of the element, next to the glass wall, there is a small brick thatched roof. Isan local style in a square It looks like a rectangular room with a dome roof leaning towards each other, the roof ridge decorated with stucco in the shape of a Naga. The top of the roof in the lagoon is a small chedi inside enshrining a stucco Buddha image in the attitude of subduing Mara. Local craftsmanship in the Northeast Established in 1952 by Tad Thong Craftsman.

With the architectural style and age of the relics, it makes the assumption that This relic may have been built by a community of Lao Lan Xang descent who migrated from Vientiane during the Thonburi period who settled in the present-day Yasothon province.

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