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Wat Thong Khung Tha Lao  
วัดท้องคุ้งท่าเลา  
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 Known as:   Wat Kung tha lao    
 Description:   Wat  Kung Tha Lao is the Maha Nikaya temple where was built in Ban mee district, Lopburi province. You will see the amazing entrance of temple in form of Hanuman standing opening the mouth, which is decorated with beautiful strained glass mosaic tiles. An abbot applied the legend of Lopburi province related to Ramakien story as the idea of construction. Wat Kung Tha Lao has the unique architecture. The temple is considered as one of the most important temple and tourist attraction in Ban mee district.
In addition, there are the series of mural paintings in the hall of temple telling about The Vessantara Jataka and the monk Phra Malai. The legend told that Phra Malai is the last Buddhist saint. He has the supernatural power that he can travel from underworld to heaven in order to meet the Maitreya who become to be the next Buddha as in Phra Malai scripture. This Mahayana scripture doesn’t include in Tripitaka. According to Mahayan Buddhism,  Ksitigarbha as Bodhisattva often travel to underworld in order to show clemency to animals. He always appears in Chinese funeral ceremony.
Moreover, there is the antique statue of Buddha in Chiang San style with 12 inches of the Buddha statue in the posture of meditation. The venerable monk Chuen is very famous. And the sacred objects such as coins and statues are produced here.Within the area of temple, there is the state kindergarten and primary school Wat Kung Tha Lao.
The temple opens every day from 8.00 to 18.00. Free entrance
The route:
In order to reach the temple, you drive along the highway no.311 Lopburi-Singburi  and turn left to the highway no.3028 at 18th kilometers stone. There is bus service Lopburi – Ban mee passing the temple. From Bangkok along The Asian Highway, turn left at the intersection Singburi Tai and cross the bridge to Lopburi. Then you go along Ban mee – Tha klong about 16 kilometers to the temple.
 
 Province   Lopburi  Direction:      
 District   Ban Mi     
 City   Bang Phueng  Comments:      Official Web:    
 Genre   Temple      Related links:      
 Best exposure   Afternoon          
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 Opening time   na          
 Entry fee   Free     Coordinates:    14.982115 N 100.474858 E  
                     
                     
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