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Wat Yai Chai Mongkol

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, the temple is regarded as the most important historic temple and the most popular tourist temple in Ayutthaya. HISTORY BACKGROUND This monastery was built in 1357 A.D. early Ayutthaya period. It was during the reign of King Rama or King U Tong who established Ayutthaya. The…

Wat Mahatat

Wat Mahatat was one of Ayutthaya’s most important temples. It enshrined Buddha relics and was the seat of the Supreme Patriarch of Buddhism and thus the center of Buddhism in the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It is the royal temple located close to the palace. The King performed important ceremonies here, such…

Wat Ratchaburana

Wat Ratchaburana was constructed under the reign of King Boromrachathirat II (King Sam Praya) of Ayutthaya Kingdom in 1424. The purpose was to place the bodies for the cremation of Chao Ai Phraya and Chao See Phraya who were his brother. They both died on the elephant’s back while fighting…

Wat Lokayasutharam

The enormous reclining Buddha image is stunning, 37 meters long and 8 meter high. It was constructed of brick and cement in the art style of the Middle Ayutthaya period – after the 16th century. Wat Lokaya Sutha is a massive temple ruin. Most of the temple exists only at the basic…