Wat Yai Chai Mongkol was built in 1357 by king Uthong for a group of Buddhist monks who had studied and been ordained in Sri Lanka. The temple was destroyed in 1767 by the Burmese and remained unused until 1957 when a group of monks started restoring it. The temple contains a huge statue of a reclining Buddha.
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