13th October 2019
I visited Ayutthaya City Temples in Thailand such as Wat Ratchaburana, Phra Ram, Chaiwatthanaram, Phra Si Sanphet, Maha That & Reclining Buddha.
After arriving in Ayutthaya, I checked into Tony Guesthouse, which is on Soi farang. Farang means Foreigners. It means this street is popular among foreigners. This was a nice place, you can get good food and they open late bar. Then I hired a Tuk Tuk for a day to see around Ayutthaya City. First, we went to local Thai street food. Then we start our journey in the city.
Our Tuk Tuk Picture means local transportation. I hired him for 400 THB for 5 Hours.
Wat Ratchaburana was built by King Borom Ratchathirat II at the place where both his brothers died (they killed each other) during a fight for the vacant throne of Ayutthaya. After both his brother had died, King Borom Ratchathirat II became the King. As such, Wat Ratchaburana was built during the early Ayutthaya period. The prang was the centerpiece at the temple compound.
Wat Phra Ram
The outstanding archaic construction of this temple is the great pagoda that is in pretty good condition and is surrounded by many other pagodas and stupas in medium and small sizes. At the back of Phra Ram Temple, there is a big pond, which is a public park now. There is also a walking path to Wat Mahathat.
Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a Buddhist temple in the city of Ayutthaya Historical Park. The royal temple was constructed in 1630. One of Ayutthaya’s most impressive temples, the Khmer style Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a Royal temple that was used by the King and other members of the Royal family.
Chedi Phukhao Thong temple
is a 50-metre chedi, or Buddhist tower, in the village of Phukhao Thong near Ayutthaya in central Thailand. Visitors can climb as far a landing halfway up the chedi, from which the surrounding rice fields and the town of Ayutthaya can be seen. In 2014 it was possible for the public to visit the shrine inside the central tower.
Phra Buddha Sai Yat – The Reclining Buddha
The highlight of this temple is its enormous reclining Buddha image (37 meters long and 8 … length and 8 meters high, and its name is Phra Buddha Sai Yat.
Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Wat Phra Si Sanphet “Temple of the Holy, Splendid Omniscient” was the holiest temple on the site of the old Royal Palace in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya until the city was completely destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. It was the grandest and most beautiful temple in the capital and it served as a model for Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok.
Wat Maha That
Wat Maha That or the Monastery of the Great Relic is located on the city island in
the central part of Ayutthaya in Tha Wasukri sub-district. The temple is situated on the
corner of the present Chikun Road and Naresuan Road.
Then, we moved to the Ayutthaya night market for dinner.