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Legend of Yak Wat Pho

Legend of Yak Wat Pho

Yak Wat Pho or Wat Pho’s Giants are located at the entrance gate of Phra Mondop. The design is similar to the giants in Ramayana literature. The club colors are red and green. This is often misunderstood that the Chinese stone dolls "Laentan" are Yak Wat Pho due the establishment nearby the entrance.

The mythical legend of Tha Tian started that Yak Wat Pho, who guarded Wat Pho, and Yak Wat Jaeng, who guarded Wat Jaeng or Temple of Dawn, which situated opposite Wat Pho, they were both close friends.

One day, Yak Wat Pho was broke so he went across the Chao Phraya River to borrow money from Yak Wat Jaeng with an appointment date to return the money. Nevertheless, Yak Wat Pho failed to pay by the deadline. After waiting for a long time, Yak Wat Jaeng decided to cross the Chao Phraya River to request for the payment. Yak Wat Pho denied returning the money. Therefore, they had an argument and became a massive fight, which resulted in the damage of the area nearby.

Eventually, Phra Isuan heard that the both Giants brought trouble to all the livings around the area, he cursed them to become stone and ordered Yak Wat Pho to stand guarding in front of the assembly hall of Wat Pho, Phra Ubosot, and Yak Wat Jaeng to stand guarding the temple of Wat Jaeng. Eversince, the devastated battle area has been called "Tha Tian" which means flattened ferry.

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