This is situated in
Amphoe Khai Bang Rachan, 13 kms. southwest of
the town on Route No. 3032. The statues refer to
the villagers of Bang Rachan who bravely fought
against the Burmese army in 1765 during the
reign of King Ekkathat of Ayutthaya. In spite of
many more troops than the villagers, the Burmese
had to make eight attacks before the villagers
were defeated due to their shortage of weapons.
This temple in Tambon
Wihan Khao, Amphoe Tha Chang, is 9 kms. from Wat Phra
Non Chaksi. Visitors come here to pay homage to the
statue of Luang Pho Phae, a famous former abbot of the
temple. The temple also houses Thailand’s largest
sitting Buddha image, 23 metres wide and 42 metres high,
made of concrete and decorated with golden mosaic.
This temple is near the
Monument of Bang Rachan Heroes. It was the base where
the Bang Rachan villagers resisted the Burmese attacks.
A replica of the ancient fortress, identical to the
original, was constructed. In a chapel, there is the
statue of Phra Achan Thammachot, who was both a monk and
a leader of the Bang Rachan's heroes.