"Phra Mongkhon Bophit" Ayuthaya Things to Do Tip by kenningst

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Phra Mongkhon Bophit housed one of the largest bronze Buddha image in Thailand. The image measures 9.55 metres at the widest point across the lap and 12.45 metres high without the base. This Buddha image is seated in the position of subduing mara and situated on the west side of the old palace compound in the Vihara of Phra Mongkhon Bophit temple. The image is believed to have been constructed in the early Ayutthaya period between 1448 to 1602 A.D. and was originally situated at the east side of the old palace compound. Later, during the reign of King Song Tham it was moved to the west side and a Mondop was built to shelter it. During the reign of King Phra Chao Sua (1706 A.D.) the top part of the Mondop and the head image were damaged by lightning. The Mondop was converted into a Vihara and the main restoration of Phra Mongkhon Bophit was completed druing the reign of King BoromaKote (1742 - 1743 A.D.)

*excerpt from the notice board in front of Phra Mongkhon Bophit temple*

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  • Written Oct 4, 2008
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