Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram (Wat Si Thong)

Largest chunk of topaz in Thailand

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Located on Uparat Road, the bot of this wat was modelled on Wat Benchamabophit in Bangkok.

The Buddha image, Phra Kaew Busarakha, is made of topaz and is believed to be the largest single piece of topaz in Thailand and the most important statue of the province. The Buddha was brought to Thailand from Vientiane in Laos at the same time as the Emerald Buddha.

During the annual Songkhan festival, the image is paraded through town for people to bathe the sacred idol.

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Uparat Rd
Opening Hours: Daily 04:30 - 22:00
Last updated: 14th September, 2012

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