via Bangkok Post, 18 March 2019: In preparation of the Thai King’s coronation in May, sacred waters are being drawn from various sources around the country, including some archaeological sites.
Authorities are boosting efforts to improve the landscaping of two archeological sites in Si Mahosot district of this eastern province where water will be collected from two ponds to be used in His Majesty the King’s coronation.
One of them is located in the Sa Morakot archaeological site inside Wat Morakot. The sacred pond is in front of the largest and oldest of Lord Buddha’s footprints — 1.5 metres in length and more than 1,500 years old.
Officers from the 2nd Infantry Division, Queen’s Guard, have been sent to the site to check the condition of the pond.
Another water source is an ancient pond, called “Sa Kaeo”, which is close to Wat Morakot.