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Murals Depicting the " Three Kingdoms "
A stone inscription on the west wall inside the temple recorded that in 1838 Phra prasoet Wanit (believed) to be Chaosua Seng Setthabut) had the whole temple renovated.However, artifacts at the temple, such as the boundary stones, the presiding images in the image and the congregation halls indicate that the temple is pre-Ayutthaya.
Interesting artifacts inside the congregation hall are the murals above the portals and window sills. They are black sketches in square blocks with depictions of the “Tree Kingdoms” and a Chinese description for each picture. The murals are still in good condition. The linings are all clear. Only those round the panes are slightly weathered.
In addition to the murals,the architectual style of this temple is also remarkable. It is the combination of Chinese artistic style, making it resemble a Chinese gazebo with no finial and windbreaks. Chinese stucco motifs adorn the roofs and gobles, decked with fragments of chinaware. The art expert, Nor Na Paknam, hypothesized that this temple might be the prototype of the Sino-Thai style at Wat Ratchaorot.
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