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Golden Mount Temple (Wat Saket)

Wat Paket is well known as the Golden Mount or “Pho Khao Thong” temple, is a steep artificial hill crowned with a gleaming gold Chedi. HISTORY King Rama III (1787-1851) decided to build a Chedi of huge dimensions inside the temple but the Chedi collapsed during construction due to the…

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…