Wat Khao Wongkot   -    
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 Description:   Wat Kao Wongkot is located at Khao Sanaam Chang in the district of Baan Mhee, Lopburi surrounded by mountains on all 3 sides. The site is an open valley having its entrance facing the east. Originally, the temple was an abandoned ecclesiastical, but by 1917 Father Bhao Buddha-Sothorn, a Buddhist monk, found its peacefulness and so established it as a temple; having granted a piece of land to build its chapel on the 19th of June 1928.
Wat Kao Wongkot is nestled among mountains occupying 30 Rai of land. A reclining Buddha is placed on the foot of a hill to the west. A Barque at the temples’ entrance near a swan pillar is where Lord Buddha’s footprint duplication is enshrined. There is Somdej Luang Por Metta [Phra Pichit Maan] which is a remake of the original in India. Within the shrine there stands a monument of Father Bhao who was founder of this temple and nearby is a crystal coffin where Luang Por Charoen lies, not decaying. At the top of the mountain seats Phra Nak Prok Thip Munee Khiree Wongkot and also a site seeing spot which presents a breath taking view of Wat Kao Wongkot and the district of Baan Mhee. In front of the temple is a pagoda on top of the Barque as a remembrance of Father Bhao who founded the temple.
There are  other significant figures of Wat Kao Wongkot which are the bats living in a cave in the middle of the mountains to the north, it is the largest bat cave in Lopburi; it is said to have over a million bats living inside, besides the other significant figure is the Samae monkey. The monkeys could be seen generally around the temple area.
Wat Kao Wongkot is one of the many important temples in Baan Mhee. It has a long history and has got quite a few sacred faculties in which, all, are highly respected by local villagers. Nevertheless, this temple is also the access to a spectacular view and the largest monkey cave in the province.
Visitors are welcome to pay their respects and visit the other attractions every day from 9:00 to 17:00.
 Province   Lopburi  Direction:      
 District   Ban Mi     
 City   Sanam Chaeng  Comments:      Official Web:    
 Genre   Temple      Related links:      
 Best exposure   Morning          
 Opening time   na          
 Entry fee   Free     Coordinates:    15.020324 N 100.546179 E  
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