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Wat Phra Phut Saiyat  
วัดพุทธไสยาสน์  
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 Known as:   Wat Phra Non วัดพระนอน  
 Description:   Wat Phra Phut Saiyat is located in the southeast of Khao Wang (Phra Nakorn Khiri) on Kiri Ratthaya Road in Phetchaburi Province. Though the period of construction is unknown, it is assumed that the ancient temple dated back up to the era of Ayutthaya. The name of the temple "Wat Phra Phut Saiyat" meaning to 400 years old reclining Buddha in the temple. The Buddha is a brick-and-cement work of 43 metres long and 15 metres high from head to the resting platform this is the fourth largest reclining Buddha image in Thailand.

    Being built by the Mon, ‘Phra Norn’ at Wat Phra Phut Saiyat was originally situated outdoor. After the period of Ayutthaya, the temple was abandoned until the reign of Rama VI. The king visited Phra Nakorn Khiri (Khao Wang Histrical Park) in Phetchaburi Province and saw that the Buddha image has been ruined by the weather until it was all worn out, so he had tin roof built as a shelter for the statue. Later, King Rama V had the roof renovated. The Buddha image was then sheltered with tile roofing and encircled by the wall as seen today. Situated in the ubosot, Phra Norn is the main Buddha image of Wat Phra Phut Saiyat. It is also the patron Buddha of those born on Tuesdays. The head of the Buddha image point to the south. Inside the image are eleven cave rooms which are now closed due to lack of oxygen inside. Another highlight of the image is the two lotus-shape pillows supporting the Buddha’s head.

    The temple has been under the care of the Fine Arts Department since 1995. The temple is open daily from 7.00 - 17.00. Admission is free of charge.

    From Highway No. 4, turn left into the center of Petchaburi. Go straight and turn right at the light at the city pillar shrine. Drive along Khiri Rat Ya Road (passing a T-junction and PhraNakornKhiri) for about 700 metres. WatPhraPhutSaiyat is on the right.
 
 Province   Phetchaburi  Direction:      
 District   Mueang    
 City   Khlong Kra Saeng  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Temple      Related links:      
 Best exposure   Afternoon          
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 Opening time   n/a          
 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   13.1058, 99.94049    
                     
                     
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