Wat Muang Sawat (or Wat Ban Muang Sawat) is situated in Tambon Phana, Phana District, Amnat Charoen Province. It has three gates and this one is probably the ‘main gate’ even if most people might enter through another one.
This gate has two features which make it attractive. There are no electrical or telephone wires on this side of the road; and there are 3-D ‘teaching’ pictures moulded onto the walls adjoning the gatway. These may be particularly appropriate because on the other side of the road is Ban Muang Sawat (Primary ) School.
The sequence of childhood, old age, sickness and death is illustrated:
And there are somewhat grim warnings of the evils of adultery, gambling, and drunkenness:
We can also see a monk teaching against theft, drunkenness and adultery:
And we are also shown positive images of ‘good’ behaviour: