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Wat Ratburana

Wat Ratburana

The Wat Ratburana is an old temple where the two elder brothers of King Borom Rachathirat II (Chao Sam Phraya) were cremated. The brothers died in a power struggle to succeed their father, King Nakhon In, who died in 142...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

The Wat Phra Si Sanphet was inside the compound of the Grand Palace in 1491. Today, the foundations are still visible. It served as the royal chapel, as Wat Phra Kaeo does in Bangkok.

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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Wat Suwan Dararam

Wat Suwan Dararam

The Wat Suwan Dararam or Monastery of the Golden Star was destroyed by the Burmese during the destruction of Ayutthaya in 1767. Shortly after, the Ayutthaya army rebuilt the temple. The officer who later became King Rama...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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Wat Phra Ram

Wat Phra Ram

Wat Phra Ram was built in 14th century by King Ramesuan at the cremation site for his father, King Uthong. The temple compound houses a large prang and many chedis. In front of the temple, there is a large ond named ...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

The Wat Phra Sri Sanphet is located in the ancient palace which has been without a temple monastery or temple priests. It was built to celebrate various important relics and to honour the monarchy.

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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Wat Ratchaburana

Wat Ratchaburana

The Wat Ratchaburana was built in the 15th century under the reign of King Sam Phraya. The temple has a Khmer-style prang (tower). When the temple was damaged by fire in 1967, and many of the artefacts were transferred t...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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Wat Yai Chai Mongkol

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol (or Wat Chao Phaya Thai) is a temple a short distance from the ruined walls of Ayutthaya. An impressively large Reclining Buddha statue lies in the temple grounds. The temple was built in the 1357 in...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit

Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit

Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit is a temple that contains one of the largest bronze Buddha images in Thailand. There is a collection of numerous smaller images. It was destroyed by the Burmese in 1767 and renovated in 1956. Th...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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Wat Phra Mahathat

Wat Phra Mahathat

The Wat Mahathat is an impressive temple ruin constructed to house Buddha relics that mysteriously appeared to an early Ayutthayan king. The temple was built in the Khmer style in 1374, then destroyed by the Burmese. Mos...

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Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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Wat Phu Khao Thong

Wat Phu Khao Thong

The Wat Phu Khao Thong or Golden Mountain Temple was built in 1387. The original Mon-style chedi built by King Hongsawadi of Burma to commemorate his victory in Ayutthaya in 1569 was destroyed. The restoration started in...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya

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