Wat Phrathat Suthon Mongkon Khiri in
Phrae was founded in 1984 by Phra Athikaan
Montri (Phra Kruba Montri Dhamma), who sculpted his first
Buddha image when he was only 5 years old.
Today this monk is the abbot and a top artist and scholar in Buddhist art. The
temple-monastery was built on an 20 meter high hill covering an area of 25
rai and is associated with the nearby northern
Third Army base.
See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and