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Museum of local wisdom

A Thon Buri temple has more than sacred statues for Buddhists to worship, there is also a cultural exhibition for everyone to explore

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A group of culture enthusiasts studied the gable of the prayer hall to see Chinese-influenced cotton rose motifs, and later worshipped the ordination hall's Sukhothai-style principal Buddha. But their trip to Wat Nang Ratchaworawihan in Thon Buri's Chom Thong district was not complete without visiting its museum on local ways of life. 

The statue of former abbot Phra Phaowanakosol Thera, or Luang Pu Eiam.

"I started Wat Nang Museum about seven years ago," said Phra Khru Anurak Paithoon. "Seventy percent of the displayed items belong to the temple and the rest were donated by local villagers, including those who fled to the temple during air raids in World War II. The farming tools were brought from my family's fruit orchard."

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