Wat Phanan Choeng is known to be here 26 years before the city of Ayutthaya was established, but there is no record of who its founder was.
The main hall enshrines the gigantic Buddha image called “Luang Pho Tho” by Thais, and “Sam Pao Kong” by Chinese-Thais. The Buddha image almost reaches the top of the chapel with its height of 19 meters.
One interesting aspect of this temple is a holy ceremony held in front of this gigantic Buddha. People from all over Thailand come to participate in the monk robes offering ritual.