Archaeological discoveries

Bang Prong Temple


General condition

Wat Bang Prong is a Buddhist place that is still in use today. located in Chachoengsao Province It is located in the west of Chachoengsao Municipality. The condition of the area is a lowland area due to the accumulation of sediment in the water. The temple is located along the Bang Phra Canal. (On the west side of the canal), which flows into the Bang Pakong River located approximately 2.8 kilometers east of the temple. Surrounding the temple is Ban Bang Prong community and agricultural areas.

Height above mean sea level

18 meters


Khlong Bang Phra, Bang Pakong River

Geological conditions

coastal sediments during the Holocene by the influence of the tide.

Archaeological Era

historical era


Rattanakosin period, late Ayutthaya period, early Rattanakosin period

Types of archaeological sites

religious place

archaeological essence

Wat Bang Prong or Wat Bang Prong Thammachotikaram a rat temple Under the Maha Nikaya Sangha According to history, the temple was established in 1907, corresponding to the reign of King Rama V, and was bestowed upon October 18, 2004. However, from past studies and surveys, Found archaeological evidence that makes it possible to assume that Wat Bang Prong may have been built from the late Ayutthaya period to the early Rattanakosin period.

Archaeological evidence in the temple that still remains today is the chapel (old house) located next to the new temple. (Located to the northwest of the new chapel)

Ubosot (Old back) now a temple It is a Thai-style building with large masonry bricks, surrounded by palais, facing northeast towards Bang Phra Canal. The roof of the chapel is a gable shape with a fish scale clay tiled roof. Both front and back gables are decorated with Thepanom pattern. surrounded by vine pattern stained glass floor (Mainly blue or blue). The second neck is decorated with leaf pattern stucco. At the chiseled wall, the exterior face is made into an arch to enshrine a stucco Buddha image in the attitude of subduing Mara. There is a parapet made of red sandstone enshrined in a kub-shaped arch in front of the Buddha's arch. The walls of the chapel are quite thick. There are 2 door openings on each side and 5 windows on each side. The shutters are painted red wood.

There is no clear evidence as to when this chapel was built. From the architecture, it is assumed that it should be built during the late Ayutthaya period to the early Rattanakosin period.

Inside the old ubosot enshrines several Buddha images and monks statues (Luang Por Mi, Luang Por Upatcha, Luang Por Lek Noi Jai Boon, and Vinayasarn Vedi), the most important of which is the principal Buddha image. “Luang Por U-Thong Sacred” is a Buddha image in U-Thong art style. Bronze

History of Luang Phor U-Thong Sacred I don't know when it was created. no clear evidence but stays with the old ubosot (Currently a viharn) is a Buddha image in U-Thong art. named as Holy Father Uthong because there are villagers who come to pay respect to the blessing of Luang Pho U Thong holy as they wish There are both requests for education. job duties earning a living in a dishonest way such as raising shrimp, raising fish, farming, gardening, trading, and civil servants, etc., including praying for health and illness.

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