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Phutthasathan Phu Po  -    
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 Known as:   Phu Por Buddhist Palace    
 Description:   It is located at Tambol Phu Por, Amphur Muang Kalasin around 28 kilometers to the north of the Kalasin city. It is where the 2 ancient reclining Buddha statues built in the Dvaravadee Kingdom is located. Both statues are the beloved ones of the Kalasin people and nearby provinces. The first statue is located on the foothills on the ascent. The second statue is located on Phu Por. Apart from being the location of both Buddha statues, Phu Por also has beautiful nature suitable for relaxation. The villagers always held a celebration ceremony for both statues in April of every year.

Phu Por is a sandstone mountain with the peak at 336 meters high from the mean sea level. The north side of the mountain is the area of Amphur Sahatkan and on the south side is the area of Amphur Muang Kalasin, the resources for various rocks from the ancient time. On the west side in the area of Wat Pra In Pratanporn Baan Ponekum, Tambol Phupor, Amphur Muang Kalasin, is where the carved picture of the 2 reclining Buddha Statues are located. Both carved pictures are on the rock cliff with different levels. The first one is on the wall underneath the cliff on the foothill, around 5 meters from the ground of the temple. The other one is almost on the peak around 80 meters from the ground. There are stairs leading the tourists to it.

The first carved Buddha picture was built around the 12th 14th Buddhist Era with the Dvaravadee architectural style. The length of the picture is around 3.30 meters and 1.27 meters wide. The floor beneath this picture was also carved like a cloth underneath the Buddha statue and also with pillows underneath the head and the feet. Around the Buddha, were carved into flowers compared like the hollow of the Buddha. The Buddha is laying the head on his hands turned to the north direction and facing the west direction.

The second carved Buddha picture was built around the 18th 19th Buddhist Era with the Dvaravadee architectural style combined with the Sukothai architectural style. The length of the picture is around 5.2 meters and 1.5 meters long. The Buddha is around 55 centimetres curved out from the wall. The Buddha is lying down in the Sihasaiya Style with the head facing the north and a little bit to the west. The rock underneath the Buddha was carved into a bed-shaped. This carved picture is more delicate than most of the carved pictures.
 
 Province   Kalasin  Direction:      
 District   A. Mueang    
 City   Kalasin  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Temple      Related links:      
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 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   16.62599 N 103.62349 E  
                     
                     
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