Let's Tour The Temples of Ayutthaya

By Polyglot Petra 2/22/24

A UNESCO World Heritage and one of the country’s glorious historic capital cities, Ayutthaya has been and is still considered a must-visit when in Thailand.  Its temple ruins still exude an aura of its past grandiose, you will feel as if you’ve traveled back in time exploring the city.

Wat Phra SI Sanphet

Easily the most important temple of the kingdom back in its days

Wat Phra Si Sanphet stands inside the ancient palace grounds and was the royal chapel of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, just like Wat Phra Kaew is to Bangkok.  In fact, Wat Phra Kaew was modeled after it.

If you look at the famous golden stupa of Wat Phra Kaew, you will see the resemblance between that one and these 3 originals. Keep going to learn more about Ayutthaya, OR... SWIPE UP to learn more about Wat Phra Si Sanphet specifically!

Wat Ratchaburana

With the most magnificent Prang (Khmer pagoda)  in the entire city.

Easily one of my favorite ancient temples here, the main Prang (Khmer-style stupa) is still intact since 1424.  It is also the only one you’re allowed to climb up to as far as I know.  There is a little nook at the top of the stairs where many valuables were found during the past century.

Wat mahathat

Find the internet-famous head of the Buddha in tree roots here!

Famous for the Buddha’s head entwined in a tree, it is also one of the oldest temples in Ayutthaya, built sometime in the 14th century.  It was considered one of the most important temples of the kingdom.

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