Ban Laemphrathat

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Ban Laemphrathat
(English: Village of the Sharp Buddha-Relic)
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
 • 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.


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.


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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