Wat Bang Mafo is an old temple built in the late Ayutthaya period. The most striking aspect is the main hall that has unique doors and windows designed by the monk Luang Pho Sun. Inside is an image of Rachathipok that was given by the king. The inner walls have murals of a Buddhist tale, while the hall directly opposite has murals of the life of Lord Buddha. They are the works of ancient artisans. The main Buddha image in the Man Wichai posture is strange in that it also holds a palm-leaf fan. Under the multi-tiered roof is a lovely replica of Lord Buddha’s Footprint. An annual temple fair is held on the 9th and 10th crescent-moon nights of October.
Getting There: Use the Nakhon Sawan-Krok Phra route. It is about 3 kilometers from the district office. The route goes past Ban Hua Hat, which is a handicrafts village that makes basketry of Tambon Dong Chaphlu. Basketry items are made of bamboo because it is easy to find in the area.