It was recognized as a model temple for development in 1990. This ancient temple has Phrathat Bang Kaeo which is an imitation of Phra Mahathat Chedi of Nakhon Si Thammarat, but in a smaller scale. It is one of the ancient places of worship of Phatthalung believed to have been built in the early Ayutthaya period.
Assumably, the temple area had been the location of the city of Phatthalung since laterite debris and numerous Buddha images were found. In addition, the temple houses a museum where Buddha images and crockery have been collected.