Exploring 18th-century Temple Wat Uposatharam in Uthaithani, Thailand

Uthai Thani is a small, slow-life town in lower northern Thailand. This city is filled with delicious food, kind people, cultural and natural attractions. And of course, there are quite a few temples worth visiting, and today we are taking you to this cute little temple on the river – Wat Uposatharam.

Wat Uposatharam, also known as Wat Bot, is the most charming temple in the whole town. The place is located near the city center – on the opposite bank of the Sakae Krang River. To come here, you have to cross a pedestrian bridge. After, you will see a temple territory with an idyllic and peaceful setting with no immediate neighbors.

This temple was founded at the end of the 18th century at the beginning of the Rattanakosin era. There are different architectural art pieces you can find around the territory of Wat Uposatharam. For example, the temple interior has five Buddhas attached to the wall and murals evoking the life of the Buddha. The place itself is interesting to explore since there are several buildings open for visiting.

The Ayutthaya-style stupa is placed on the north side, the Rattanakosin-style stupa in the center, and the Sukhothai-style chedi on the south. Near the river, there is a building made in a unique architectural style. It was originally built to house the body of an important monk. At the moment, you can visit a temple museum inside.

There are pictures about the Buddha’s history, starting from birth to death, very finely crafted. The temple has many interesting views and history that make it a perfect tourists destination. Absolutely gorgeous place to wander around for a few hours exploring unique art and old Buddhist architecture.

📍 Location:  https://goo.gl/maps/qD1G1HgktKYPF3yV6
🏠 Address: Sakae Krang, Mueang Uthai Thani District, Uthai Thani 61000
🕒 Hours: 8AM-4PM

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