Ang Thong temple doubles as farm

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You looking at me? With dogs, cats, chickens and a horse, one might be forgiven for confusing Ang Thong’s Wat Sai with a farm.

With dogs, cats, chickens and a horse, one might be forgiven for confusing Ang Thong’s Wat Sai with a farm.



The Muang District temple gained notoriety after it took in a horse saved from slaughter. Named “Songkran,” the 6-year-old mare is fed with food collected by monks soliciting alms. She is free to walk around the temple complex as she pleases.

Monk Jinda Kunawattano said Songkran was a racehorse but developed a disease and the owner wanted to euthanize her. Abbot Patapong Wisutisrilo saved her life.

Monk Jinda Kunawattano said Songkran was a racehorse but developed a disease and the owner wanted to euthanize her. Abbot Patapong Wisutisrilo saved her life.

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The monks also have taken in dogs, cats and chickens, which puts quite a strain on finances to feed the farm.

Songkran, the 6-year-old mare, is fed with food collected by monks soliciting alms. She is free to walk around the temple complex as she pleases.