Situated on a mound 200 metres high, this temple is well known for a large standing Buddha image mentioned in Stone
Inscription No. l, “In the heart of the forest Aranyik(a), there is a beautiful large vihara, a Buddha image called Attharot in standing posture...” Wat Saphan Hin is thought
to be the temple to which Pho Khun Ramkhamkaeng rode on a white elephant
named Ruchakhiri to worship a Buddha image every Buddhist sabbath. An ascent
of 300 metres from the foot of the mound to the temple was paved with stone and this is how the temple got its name.