Wat Sothorn chachoengsao Thailand

August 9, 2015 By Richard

Wat Sothorn chachoengsao Thailand

Wat Sothorn chachoengsao Thailand. Wat Sothon Wararam Woraviharn or Wat Hong is the oldest temple in Chachoengsao. It was built in the reign of the late KrunIt was built in the reign of the latg Sri Ayudhaya time. There Buddha in this temple is the famous, “Luang Por Sothorn”. This Buddha is the symbol of Chachoengsao, and is revered by locals.

Chachoengsao or Paet Rio is a province in Eastern Thailand. It has a history dating back to the reign of King Borommatrailokkanat in the Ayutthaya period. People originally settled by the Bang Pakong River and along canals.

“Luangpho Phuttha Sothon” is a centre of faith of the people of Paet Rio.

In the past, Chachoengsao was a fourth-class city under the Ministry of Defence. During the reign of King Rama I, it was attached to the Ministry of Interior, until the reign of King Rama V who changed the administration system, Chachoengsao became a city in the Prachin Buri Circle. In 1916, its status was changed from a city to a province.

The west part of the province is the low river plain of the Bang Pa Kong River, which is used extensively for farming rice. To the east is hillier terrain, with an average height of more than 100 m above sea level.

The provincial seal shows the main hall of the Sothornvararamvoraviharn temple. In this hall is the most important Buddha image of the province, known as Luang Por Buddha Sothorn.

The provincial tree is Peltophorum dasyrachis. The tree was assigned to the province by Queen Sirikit on the 50th anniversary of the coronation of King Rama IX in 2000. The provincial flower is the Yellow Flamboyant (Peltophorum pterocarpum).

The provincial slogan is The Bountiful Bang Pakong River,the Sacred Buddha Image of Luangpho Sothon, Phraya Si Sunthon the Scholar of Thai Language, and the Pristine Ang Rue Nai Forest.