at the time of Thao Thepkrasatri's heroic defense against
the Burmese in 1785, the invaders tried to succeed where
the villagers had failed; their intention was to take the Buddha
image back to Burma. Sacred objects and slaves were then the most
sought after spoils for armies. The surmese, however, were unable
to retrieve the golden Buddha despite several attempts; they were
finally driven off by a swarm of angry hornets.
this, the villagers decided to protect their miraculous statue by
covering the part that stuck up from the ground with a plaster cast
of Buddha's head and shoulders's which is the way it is today.
Located north of the traffic light on the outskirts of Thalang
Town. A large sign indicates the entrance.