Wat Phutthaisawan is considered to be one of the oldest temples in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. The complex encompasses a long history that spans back to the rise of Ayutthaya city. Up until present, the land around the temple has been the home to numerous communities of Chinese, Portuguese, Vietnamese, French and Muslims.
According to some Royal Chronicles, King U-Thong commissioned the construction of the monastery on the location known as “Wiang Lek”, the site of what was once the king’s original residence before he established Ayutthaya as the capital. Standing parallel to the river, the temple grounds open to greet the East and are dominated by the prominence of a central tower-like spire known as a prang. The front is lined by a large wihan (shrine hall) and beyond the principal prang to the West lies an ubosot (ordination hall). This layout was commonly found during the early Ayutthaya period.
(source : Tourism Authority of Thailand )
Location : Wat Phutthaisawan
Go to destination : Wat Phutthaisawan
(Date taken : Nov 11,2016 and Jun 25,2012 )
The view from the boat on the Chao Phraya river.
At the temple
The ubosot (the ordination hall).
Signs to visit historic sites.
The area around Prang Prathan.
The reclining buddha vihar.
The area near the reclining buddha vihar.
This is one place you should not miss to visit.Enjoy your trip.
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