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Nongmaikaen Rd., Muang Pattaya A.Banglamung
Chonburi Province 20150


Wat Sutthawas history


During the early construction of the temple, villagers helped by planting temporary structures made of Nypa fruticans Leave (Bi Jak) Chrysopogon zizanioides (Yafeak), galvanized sheet in Thailand, and the temple has been gradually developed, renovated, and changed into a permanent structure over time. Eventually, Luang Pho Phramaha Thaworn Thanawaro Foundation became the abbot and later became the mayor of Nongprue sub-district, Bang Lamung district. He helped develop and renovate the temple into a permanent structure and established a Phrapariyatthamma School for Monks and Novice to study Buddhist Discipline. He also established a government school, a hospice, a merit-making pavilion, a boundary wall, and a center for pre-kindergarten training, among other things. The temple has been developed and improved over time and was declared a model development temple by the Department of Religion in 2535 BE (1992 AD). In 2559 BE (2016 AD), Phra Khru Wijit Thammassan was ordained as a monk. The monastery approved Phra Mahathaworn Tharnwaro Por. Thor. 9, the abbot of Sutthawat Temple, and he also held the positions of Deputy Chief of Bang Lamung District and Deputy Secretary of the Chonburi Provincial Administration Organization. During the same year, he improved and developed the temple, making it cleaner and more beautiful. Currently, Wat Sutthawat has had 10 abbots as follows: Phra Ajarn Sri, serving from 1944 to 1947. Phra Ajarn Khai, abbot from 1947 to 1950. Phra Ajarn Chawng, serving from 1951 to 1952. Phra Ajarn Sin, abbot from 1953 to 1955. Phra Ajarn Thawee, serving from 1956 to 1959. Phra Ajarn Suk, abbot from 1960 to 1961. Phra Ajarn Liaem, serving from 1962 to 1963. Phra Ajarn Pleng, abbot from 1964 to 1965. Phra Khru Vijitthammatat (Luang Pho Jong), serving from 1966 to 2016. Phra Maha Thawaro Thana Woro Por Thor 9 M.Ed. (Phra Ajarn Thanawaro), abbot from 2016 to present.


Wat Sutthawas Album 


Wat Suttawas Video

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