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Khanon Temple

It is located on the Mae Klong River, Soi Fa Sub-district, Photharam District, Ratchaburi Province. Area about 55 rai

Wat Khanon was built when there was no clear evidence. but if the age is determined from the stone semas located around the ubosot

There is an inscription in the year 2327 which corresponds to the reign of King Buddha Yodfa Chulalok the Great. presumably

Wat Khanon was built around 230 years ago.

   The word "Khanon" means the location of the tax checkpoint. The villagers called that place Dan Khanon.

Due to the duty of collecting farm tax, forest tax and various taxes that are traded along the Mae Klong River

When King Buddha Yodfa Chulalok the Great His Majesty the King appoint government officials from

The capital comes to checkpoint Khanon. making contact between the capital and the city of Ratchaburi always

Wat Khanon is known to the general public. Later in the reign of King Chulalongkorn

This Kanon checkpoint was canceled, leaving only the temple. Therefore, the villagers called it "Wat Khanon" after the name of the Dan.

Wat Khanon is one of the most important temples in Thailand.

Organized as a temple that preserves the arts and culture of Nang Yai performances

and won Listed by UNESCO as a heritage

world culture of the Asia-Pacific region  when june

2007 and June 8, 2007 , the committee

UNESCO experts declared "the succession and restoration of

Nang Yai Wat Khanon" has been honored as one of 6 outstanding communities.

of the world with works in the conservation and restoration of abstract cultural heritage

(The safeguarding of Intagible Cultural Heritage : ICH)

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