Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Wat Chaiwatthanaram-Ayutthaya

Wat Chaiwatthanaram is the beautiful ancient temple of Ayutthaya and the major tourist attraction”
Wat_ChaiwatthanaramWat Chaiwatthanaram is situated on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, in the west of the Ayutthaya city island, central of Thailand. Wat Chaiwatthanaram was established at the command of King Prasat Thong in 1630 A.D to integrity his mother. The architecture was similar to that of Angkor temple (conceived as a duplicate from Cambodia) and also the same to wat Arun, Bangkok. This Main Phra Prang name is “Phra Prang Sriratanahathat”, standing 35 meters tall, located on square and four smaller prangs. The cloister around main Prang were placed Buddha images. Buddha images in temple are Pang Manvichai style (one of Buddha gesture). There is the river in font of Ubosot which faces toward to the East. Principle Buddha image in the temple made of red sandstone and the battlements made of green stone. Flank of Ubosot have two pagodas station wide 12 meters and tall 12 maters.

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Open daily: 08.30 a.m. – 06.00 p.m. Admission Fee: Thai 10 Bahts per person Foreign 30 Bahts per person How to go there: You can go by boat, car and bicycle.

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