Ayutthaya Temples

Temple of Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya Temple with its history, pictures and description. The majority of the remains are temples and palaces, as these were the only buildings built of stone at that time. The Wat Maha That or the Monastery of the Great Relic is located on the city island in the central part of Ayutthaya in the subdistrict of Tha Wasukri. It is the first time that I have visited many temples in one day, even though I am Thai. Ayutthaya was once the ancient capital of Siam.

Temple in Ayutthaya, an overview. Must-see wats and travel tips for Ayutthaya.

below on this page: pillory in Wat Phutthai Sawan, early Ayutthayaiod. Thai' style pillory (rounded). At the top of the pillory, it is slowly tapering. Most of the important temples around the Ayutthaya Historical Park were there. Ayutthaya's past and civilization can be split into three major periods:

Early Ayutthaya periods, the mid- and late Ayutthaya periods. In the early days, the Prang (modelled on the Khmer architecture) was the most striking building within the complex of temples. In the midperiod, the Stupa, often in Sri Lankan (rounded) styles, became the most recognizable of these.

The Ubosoth or Coronation Hall grew bigger during the later Ayutthaya era, and while the pranks and cheedis are still there, they are less pronounced. Some of the older temples have been renovated. This is why you can see some of the newer architectural features in the older temples.

The most important temples, rather'must see': Wat Mahathat (early) - Family Buddha Head in treehouse, many wreck. Wat Ratchaburana (early) - Impressing square, large complex. Suggested: Wat Choeng Tha (late) - Plank, interesting peaceful location.

Watt Mongkhon Bophit ('modern time') - Activity Water, Great Old Buddha Image. {\a6} (well it' still warrants a visit!): (late) - Witewashed wasrang. Chedi Big. Large lying Buddha. Stucco. Elephantulptures. {\a6} (late) - Awesome. Enlargement: The pomp in Khmer and Ayutthaya architecture.

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