Wat Matchimawat or Wat Klang, on Sai Buri Road, is a large temple and the most important in Songkhla. It is about 400 years old and was built in the late Ayutthaya period. It was said that Yai Si Chan, a millionaire of Songkhla donated a large sum of money to construct the temple. Later on Wat Liap was built in the north, and Wat Pho in the south.
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