Thai people have worshiped Wat Ban Laem Buddha (Luang Phor Wat Ban Laem) for ages due to his supernatural power. Although the image was originally from Samut Songkhram, the image is recognized as one of the most sacred Buddha image in Thailand. Wat Ban Laem Buddha is believed to be first discovered by the fishermen of Ban Laem, Samut Songkhram. The fishermen found two golden Buddha images-Subduing Mara posture one and holding an alms-bowl one. The Subduing Mara Buddha image was given to people in Bang Tabun, Petchaburi, and later has been called Luang Phor Wat Khao Ta Khrao. And the other was invited to be enshirned in Wat Ban Laem. The image later was called Wat Ban Laem Buddha.