This temple has been known as Wat Tra Kuan since 1907. Its name was
mentioned in the stone inscription of Wat Sorasak around the early of the 15th
century A.D. It is said that Venerable Maha~thera Dharmatrailok from Dao Khon
came north to see his nephew, a ruler of Sukhothai, and resided at Wat Tra Kuan during his visit.
Based on a theory of King Rama VI of the Rattanakosin period, Tra Kuan
is a Khmer word, which means a vegetable known in Thailand as Phak Bung, or morning glory in English.
Important buildings in this temple include a bell-shaped chedi and an
ordination hall. Buddha images of the early Sukhothai period in Wat Tra Kuan style were also found here.|