Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahaviharn temple or the people of Nakhon Si Thammarat called “Wat Phra That” is a sacred place Like a center of the minds of all Buddhists The widely known symbol of Nakhon Si Thammarat is Phra Chedi. Which is popularly known as “Phra That Nakhon” or “Phra Borommathat Mueang Nakhon” which is located inside Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahaviharn From legends that have been passed down since the past. After the Lord Buddha passed away, various cities in the Indian subcontinent have divided their relics to preserve them for worship. In which there is a city named Thanthaburi Have dental relics preserved
Later, a king from another city mobilized him to divide the Buddha’s relics. King Singha, governor of Thonburi, saw that he could not save the city. Therefore gave Hera Hemala The daughter and son invite the dentists. Embark on a boat and escape to Lanka. During the storm, causing the ship to break Both of them had come ashore at Saikaew Beach, buried dental relics. Both of them returned to Lanka. With one of the Buddha’s dental relics still buried at Sai Kaew Beach Later, Phra Si Thammokrajarat, Nakhon Si Thammarat city Came to see the dental relics And please build a pagoda to enshrine the Buddha’s relics and build the city at Sai Kaew Beach until completion. The city is Nakhon Si Thammarat. Later during the reign of King Rama 6 traveled to Bangkok Please give the name of the temple that “Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahaviharn”.
Phra Chedi is an inverted bell-shaped architecture pagoda The outstanding feature of the pagoda is covered with real gold. The Phra That consists of gold and many valuable objects to the end of the pagoda, which is valuable. These Buddhists brought offerings In addition to the small pagoda that surrounds the Phra That This pagoda is called “Pagoda followers”, which have a total of 149 pagodas. Created for ancestors by continuing to keep the relics of relatives.
The tradition of “flocking up the cloth” is a Thai tradition that is a symbol of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Originally held 2 times a year, which is the 15th day of the 3rd lunar month or “Makha Bucha” and on the 15th day of the 6th lunar month or “Vesak”. Buddhists prefer to join the procession of the fabric on Makha Bucha Day than on Wisakha Bucha Day. The province then turned to focus on the traditional procession of the procession of the elemental fabric on Makha Bucha Day, known as the “Makha Bucha Festival of the Elemental Masque” until now.
In addition to the pagoda mentioned above There are still other architecture. Interesting as follows Venerable Vihara, Phra Viharn, Vihara, Wat Pho Lanka, Sam Chom Vihara, Phra Aed Vihara, Thap Kasem Vihara, Dhammavihara Hall, Sala Luang Hall, Pho Wihan, Phra Buddha Chedi, Phra Chedi, Phra Chedi And artifacts inside the temple.
As mentioned above Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahaviharn Of Nakhon Si Thammarat residents Received faith in Buddhism from Buddhists. From past to present Therefore is a sacred place And is the center of the hearts of the people of Nakhon Si Thammarat Considered as another important tourist destination in Thailand Nakhon Si Thammarat city is also a city with diverse cultural, religious and local wisdom that blends perfectly. If you go to Nakhon Si Thammarat then Not reaching Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahaviharn is considered “You didn’t come to Mueang Khon”.
How to get there:
from Nakhon Si Thammarat city Through the front yard Nakhon Si Thammarat City Hall Nakhon Si Thammarat Municipal Hospital Notice the Wat Phra Mahathat Worawihan on the right Parking can be made inside the temple by entering the first gate (100 years pavilion gate)
Minibus Line Road-Stadium Run through Ratchadamnoen Road Can take a minibus and get off in front of Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahaviharn.