Wat Intha Rang Sarit (วัดอินทรังสฤษฎิ์) is the local temple of the Sakon Nakhon village Ban Nong Phue, which is located in the Na Kaeo subdistrict of Amphur Phon Na Kaeo. Ban Nong Phue is known to be a highly devout community, one whose residents recently pledged to become part of the "Village that Maintains the 5 Precepts" (หมู่บ้านรักษาศีล ๕) initiative which was sponsored by the highly revered monk Phra Somdet Chuang, of Wat Pak Nam in Bangkok, who passed away in 2021.
Entrance into the "Village that Maintains the 5 Precepts" group means that over 50% of the villagers have pledged to follow the five precepts of the Buddha. That is, villagers have pledged to abstain from killing, lying, alcohol, adultery, and stealing. This initiative was started to enhance the harmony, peace, and welfare of villagers throughout Thailand.
Wat Intha Rang Sarit was instrumental in gathering villagers together to take part in the "Village that Maintains the 5 Precepts" program. The Thai temple, which has a beautiful orange and red color scheme (recently painted), is active not only as a place of worship, but also as a gathering place for community events and cultural activities, which are held at a covered stage area on the temple grounds.
Wat Intha Rang Sarit (วัดอินทรังสฤษฎิ์) also is active in local education, as it has an established child development center on the temple grounds, which serves the entire Na Kaeo subdistrict. The temple is located about 10 minutes north of the well-known Wat Phutthamok Phalaram, which is home to Luang Pho Noon Suwichayo (หลวงพ่อหนุน สุวิชโย), the head monk of Tambon Na Kaeo.