"WAT PHRA SI SANPHET - AYUTTHAYA" Ayuthaya Things to Do Tip by balhannah
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This was the 2nd stop on my Ayutthaya tour.
This Wat was built in 1448 and was known as one of the grandest Temples in the ancient city. It is still impressive today. When the Burmese ransacked the city, a large 16 metre standing Buddha that was covered in gold was smashed to pieces. The Temples name originated from this Buddha. King Rama 1 collected the pieces and they are in a Chedi at Wat Po in Bangkok.
The three large chedis were built to contain the ashes of King Boromatrailokanat and his two sons who both became Kings. There are many small Chedis and remains in the complex. It used to be connected to the Royal Palace, but the Burmese levelled it to the ground. This Temple is almost in the centre of the Ancient City.
Well worth a visit.
It is open from 8.30 - 5pm Admission is 30tb if not on a tour.
Directions: Take a train from Bangkok, the train goes frequently. It is about 90km from Bangkok.
Do an Ayutthaya tour.
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