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Wat Mahathat  

Phra That Anon

Wat Mahathat in the city of Yasothon is the most important temple of the province. It was built in 1778 and is a Lao-style temple. The temple contains a Chiang Saen-style image of Phra Buddha Patima Busayarat, a statue with a lot of history. It was moved from Chiang Mai to Luang Phrabang and Vientiane in Laos before it was brought to Bangkok and finally to this temple. On the temple grounds is also the Phra That Anon Chedi, which contains relics of Phra Anon, a disciple of Lord Buddha. On our 4th visit, the venerable abbot of the temple spent quite some time with us and allowed us to pay our respect to the precious Buddha statue, which is normally only displayed in public during the Songkran procession.  This royal temple is certainly a place we will go back to visit many times.  

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