Monday, 15 July 2024

Exploring the Historical Beauty of Wat Phutthaisawan in Ayutthaya

วัดพุทไธศวรรย์

วัดพุทไธศวรรย์

Wat Phutthaisawan is a large and renowned temple located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in the village of Samphao Lom, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Ayutthaya Province. According to legend, it was initially built during the reign of King Rama I (Phra Jao Uthong) in the area where the royal palace was established before the foundation of Ayutthaya as a capital city. This area was named “Tambon Wiang Lek or Wiang Lek.”

Wat Phutthaisawan

Wat Phutthaisawan

However, it was not until the establishment of Ayutthaya as the capital in 1896 that the temple was officially constructed as a royal monastery. The subsequent monarchs continued to contribute by adding various important elements. When Ayutthaya fell in 2310 BE, Wat Phutthaisawan, unlike many other temples, remained unharmed, making it one of the well-preserved historical sites.

Wat Phutthaisawan is a large royal temple located along the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Upon entering the temple, you will see the principal stupa with Khmer-style art. Surrounding the principal stupa are pagodas, beautiful Sukhothai-style Buddha images, and a reclining Buddha hall, which is another highlight of Wat Phutthaisawan. Additionally, there are three royal statues, a ubosot (ordination hall), and a mural painting on the temple wall, among other attractions.

Wat Phutthaisawan in Ayutthaya

Wat Phutthaisawan in Ayutthaya

Wat Phutthaisawan is open for visitors every day from 08:00 to 17:30.

The temple is situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in the village of Samphao Lom, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Ayutthaya Province.
Transportation:
Public buses that pass by are Blue Minibus Line 2457 (Bus Terminal – Wat Khae Tiya).

Next time, wherever you go, capture the atmosphere and share it with your friends.

Credit imgs from thai.tourismthailand.org

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