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Wat Phra Si Sanphet

  • Naresuan Rd. Map It
  • Ayutthaya
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/03/2014

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This wat was the largest temple in Ayutthaya, and was where the royal family worshipped. The 14th-century structure lost its 50-foot Buddha in 1767, when the invading Burmese melted it down for its 374 pounds of gold. The trio of chedis survived, and are the best existing examples of Ayutthaya architecture; enshrining the ashes of several kings, they stand as eternal memories of a golden age. If the design looks familiar, it's because Wat Phra Si Sanphet was the model for Wat Phra Keo at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Beyond the monuments you can find a grassy field where the Royal Palace once stood. The foundation is all that remains of the palace that was home to 33 kings.

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Naresuan Rd., Ayutthaya, 13000, Thailand

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  • B50
  • Daily 7–6:30

Published 06/03/2014


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