Phra Phutthabat District

Amphoe Phra Phutthabat ( in Thai: อำเภอ พระพุทธบาท ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the province of Saraburi. The Saraburi Province lies in the Central Region of Thailand.

The name of the district comes from Wat Phra Phutthabat (Temple of the Buddha's footprint ). It was here in the 17th century a hunter in a rock an indentation that looked like a big footprint. On behalf of the king's wise men visited this place and then told them to "holy footprint of the Buddha." A splendid Mondop protected the sanctuary today.


The neighboring districts are (from north clockwise ) Mueang Lopburi and Phatthana Nikhom the province of Lopburi, Phra Kiat continue Amphoe Chaloem, Amphoe Sao Hai, Amphoe Ban Mo and Amphoe Nong Don of Saraburi province.


  • Wat Phra Phutthabat, the temple with the footprint of the Buddha is one of the few major temples in the country who have been awarded the royal title Ratchavoramahaviharn. On a hill there is a small, richly embellished Mondop, where the highly revered footprint can be admired.
  • Wat Tham Krabok - another world-famous temple in the area who is known both because of a refugee camp for Hmong refugees as well as for his drug rehabilitation program. ( See also: Saraburi ( province ) )


The district ( Amphoe ) of Phra Phuttabat in nine subdistricts ( tambon) organized, in turn into 67 villages ( Muban ) are divided: