Wat Khun Inthapramun

Wat Khun Inthapramun, Pho Thong: Address, Wat Khun Inthapramun Reviews: 4.5/5

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Bangkok, Thailand38,757 contributions
Large Reclining Buddha
Apr 2021 • Friends
After visiting Wat Muang and having lunch at Niramitr restaurant, we visited Wat Khun Intrpramun. The outdoor reclining Buddha is largest I have ever seen in Thailand. The temple is well maintained.
Written May 23, 2021
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Tehran, Iran1,187 contributions
The Largest Reclining Buddha of Thailand!
May 2019
The Wat Khun Inthapramun (InPramun) is a Buddhist temple which is located in Pho Thong, Ang Thong. The temple is located in a rural area (in the rice fields) about 10 Km North of Ang Thong town. On the grounds are the ruins of several ancient temple buildings & chedis. The largest reclining Buddha in Thailand is enshrined here.
The main attraction of this sacred temple is the white reclining 50 meters long Buddha statue (Luang Phor Khao). The image was built at the Sukhothai era (7 centuries ago). The image of the reclining Buddha represents the entry of Buddha into Nirvana and the end of All reincarnations.
According to the legend, Khun Inthapramun was a royal tax collector and he used some of the tax for building a sacred object. Being discovered that, he was sentenced to death and his remains buried there. And temple was called Wat Khun Inthapramun.
We drove (about 15 km) from Wat Muang to Wat Khun Inthapramun. The navigation was somehow difficult and the navigating programs were not enough for finding the temple. So we asked the locals for the proper route, which was leading to the Wat.
Currently the reclining Buddha is staying outdoor, it's not within the temple, since the original temple has been destroyed for a long time, Only the ruins of the pillars have remained. Around the reclining Buddha image there are some large trees and vast nice greenery. A new high-tech main hall has been built recently (for the temple) which has both elevator and escalator for the visitors.
There's a very interesting attraction beside the Reclining Buddha, It's a vivid colorful outdoor market that sells Thai eatables and Thai, Buddhist souvenirs. The atmosphere of here is really friendly and peaceful and relatively not crowded.
The Wat Khun Inthapramun is really a hidden gem which is located only 120 km away from Bangkok. When I was in Wat Khun Inthapramun, I noticed that there was no foreign tourist there. Go there and enjoy a local historic mysterious temple!
Written April 29, 2020
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Singapore, Singapore719 contributions
Must Visit Wat Khun Inthapramun !!!!!
Jul 2018 • Friends
I visited Wat Khun Inthapramun in 1 July 2018. Wat Khun Inthapramun is ancient temple that was constructed during the Sukhothai period, its vast size still outlined by brick ruins. The largest and longest reclining Buddha statue in Thailand, 50 meters from topknot to feet, is enshrined here. Originally, the reclining Buddha image was housed in the image hall, or Wihan, but after a fire raged through the temple, the image was abandoned to the elements for hundreds of years. Many Thai kings have paid homage to the image, including King Borommakot in 1753, King Rama V in 1878 and 1908, as well as the current king, who presented royal Kathin robes in 1973 and 1975.
Inside an all-purpose pavilion, there is a statue of Khun Inthapramun (a much-storied figure) as well as his presumed remains. According to legend, Khun Inthapramun was a revenue officer who secretly embezzled from the government to build the massive Buddha image. When the King asked how he obtained the funds, Khun Inthapramun did not reveal the truth because he was afraid that merit from the construction of the image would be passed on to the King. He was finally sentenced to death.
There are three ways to get to the temple. First, take Ang Thong - Amphoe Pho Thong Route (Route No. 3064), then take a right turn at Km 9 for approximately 2 kilometers. Or take the road from Sing Buri province towards Amphoe Chaiyo and take a left turn at approximately Km 64-65 for 4 kilometers to reach the temple. Alternatively, take the Amphoe Wiset - Chai Chan Pho Thong Route (along the irrigation canal road) and take a right turn when arriving at Amphoe Pho Thong. Continue for 2 kilometers to reach the temple.
I will definitely visit Wat Khun Inthapramun in near future.
Written August 2, 2018
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402 contributions
Great statue
Apr 2018 • Solo
I visited this area during a guided tour of Ang Thong Province.

The central attraction is the reclining Buddha statue, which is said to be the longest reclining Buddha in Thailand. (It is about 50 meters long; the one at Wat Pho is said to be 46 meters long). I saw the statue and it was extraordinary. It was very well detailed, and it was amazing to just be able to stand next to something demonstrating such great craftsmanship.

There wasn't much else to the temple complex that I saw, but the statue was great. It's probably not worth a trip to Ang Thong on its own, but if you're in the area or if you want to combine it with other famous nearby temples like Wat Muang, it makes for a great stop.
Written May 2, 2018
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Nix B
Bangkok, Thailand3,459 contributions
Big Beautiful Reclining Buddha
Dec 2016 • Couples
This place is temple that built in Sukhothai era. The signature of this temple is the big beautiful reclining Buddha. It's exquisite and ancient. The temple is ruin but the Buddha is completely perfect.
Written November 21, 2017
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Marky Go
Bangkok, Thailand645 contributions
Amazing Sculpture
Dec 2016 • Friends
It is honored for me to been this place. This place are so awesome. You will see the biggest Reclining Buddha in Thailand in Thailand Located at AngThong Province. It's very easy to go this place. You will see the beautiful Palace inside this attraction.
Written December 20, 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand269 contributions
Wat Khun Inthapramun
Aug 2015
Reclining Buddha at Wat Khun Inthapramun is nice place to vist in anthong province , old architecture in good condition
Written March 2, 2016
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Krungthep Mahanakorn821 contributions
Scandals: Ancient & Modern
May 2015 • Business
In the middle of rice fields far from any communities, this temple’s reclining Buddha, Thailand’s second longest, has an interesting story to tell. In the Ayutthaya era, Khun (Lord) Inthapramun had embezzled state money to fund its construction. When asked about his income source, the Lord kept silent for the fear that the merits would be the king’s instead of his and as a result was lashed to death. Centuries later, the temple became a tourist attraction, even visited by kings Rama V and Rama IX, yet the reclining Buddha remains uncovered, picture-perfect when the sky is blue.

Behind the Buddha is the brand-new, million-dollar ubosot equipped with a lift and an escalator. It’s huge and rather empty, but the murals (the section near the lift specifically) have made headline news as they include images painted by young artists from Silpakorn University of the temple’s donors mostly in casual wear .
Written August 6, 2015
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Mogens L
Denmark29 contributions
Around AngThong
A must visit when you are around here. So peaceful and beautiful a place. There are many food stalls nearby selling great food at low prices.
Written August 19, 2014
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