The topography of Thailand’s central region is the river basin where Siamese people developed their settlement and culture for more than 1,000 years. Their history pass through 3 great eras: Sukho Thai, Ayuddaya and Ratanakosin. Archaeologists assume that Wat Sing Temple was founded in the late of Ayuddaya(around 350 years ago).
The special feature of this temple is that everything in the temple is conserved to be similar to the original version. Ancient people in different eras had different ideas of their buildings and Buddha images but they did not replace the old with the new. They just build their building and Buddha images with their own style and keep the old things to be still. This approach created a rare scenario which is 5 main Buddha images facing to 4 different directions. Buildings and items from different eras also reflect different characteristics of their art.
There is one thing that you can only see at Wat Sing temple, The Ancient Buddha footage made of wood. It was carved from a large piece of wood. The temple will bring it out to let people pay respect to it only once a year.
At the entrance of Wat Sing, there is a large ruin of an ancient clay pot factory name “Ong Ang Ancient Building” or “Tao Pao Boran Sam Kok” in Thai. This place used to produce a lot of clay pot used in the region. These clay pots were called “E-Lerng” by local people. Some were delivered to many places in Bangkok. This business makes those places named after the product such as Nang Lerng market, Ong Ang Canel.