Ban Laemphrathat

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Ban Laemphrathat
บ้านแหลมพระธาตุ
(English: Village of the Sharp Buddha-Relic)
Village
Ban Laemphrathat is located in Thailand
Ban Laemphrathat
Ban Laemphrathat
Coordinates: 16°38′13″N 100°24′20″E / 16.63694°N 100.40556°E / 16.63694; 100.40556Coordinates: 16°38′13″N 100°24′20″E / 16.63694°N 100.40556°E / 16.63694; 100.40556
Country Thailand
Province Phitsanulok
Amphoe Bang Krathum
Tambon Nakhon Pa Mak
Area
 • Total 10.4 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
 • Agricultural use 7.0 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 565
Time zone Thailand (UTC+7)
Postal code 65110

Ban Laemphrathat (Thai: บ้านแหลมพระธาตุ) is a village (muban) in the Nakhon Pa Mak subdistrict of Amphoe Bang Krathum District of Phitsanulok Province, Thailand.

Etymology[edit]

This village takes the name from its temple Wat Laemphrathat (Thai: วัดแหลมพระธาตุ). The first element wat (Thai: วัด) means temple. The second element laem (Thai: แหลม) means sharp or pointy. The third element phra (Thai: พระ) means monk or image of Buddha. The Fourth element that (Thai: ธาตุ) means essence. As a whole, the temple's name loosely translates to Temple of the Sharp Buddha Relic, and accordingly the name of the town village means Village of the Sharp Buddha Relic.

Geography[edit]

Ban Laemphrathat is located in the eastern portion of Nakhon Pa Mak.

Wat Laemphrathat[edit]

This Theravada Buddhist temple is said to enshrine a relic of the Buddha. It is also the location of one of Nakhon Pa Mak's four elementary schools, Wat Laemphrathat School.

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