Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri

Lying at the foot of Khao Sakae Krang, Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri is a beautiful Buddhist temple in Uthai Thani province and is a perfect base for exploring the mountain as well as the surroundings.

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Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri is famous for preserving the sacred ancient bronze Buddha statue “Phra Putthamonthon Saksit” (also known as Luang Pho Mongkhon) made during the reign of King Lithai. To reach the top of Khao Sakae Krang, tourists need to conquer a stairway with 449 steps. At the peak, there is a lovely pavilion storing a replica of Buddha’s footprint, a large holy bell, and the statue of King Rama I – the creator of the Chakri Dynasty. Traveling here, you can also take time to visit other nearby attractions such as Sakae Krang, Wat Tha Sung (Chantaram), Chainat bird park, Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Chao Phraya Dam, and Wat Mahathat.

The most convenient way to reach Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri is by getting a private car starting from Nakhon Sawan (42 kilometers) and Bangkok (222 kilometers).

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Climate, the best time to visit

In Uthai Thani, the weather is hot and humid all year round. The temperature of the region ranging from to. The best time to visit Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri is during the dry season from December to January.

Festivals and holidays

The Tak Bat Devo festival, the most important festival in Uthai Thani, is held at Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri around October annually.

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