Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Ayutthaya

Another beautiful and tranquil place to visit are the ancient ruins of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet (built in the mid 1400’s or earlier). It was said to be one of the grandest temples in the ancient capital. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet was used for royal ceremonies and rituals and although monks did not live here, they were invited to be a part of the ceremonies. The most significant landmarks of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet are the three bell-shaped chedis (stupas) where the remains of the kings and their royal family members are buried.

When Ayutthaya fell in 1767 A.D. to the Burmese, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet was sacked and burned to the ground. All but the chedis were destroyed. Upload from February 06, 2012
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Upload from February 06, 2012A small chapel with a headless Buddha statue on the northern edge of the Wat.Upload from February 06, 2012A lone headless and armless statue on the grounds.Upload from February 06, 2012A view of the chedis containing the burial remains of Ayutthayan King Boromatrailokanat and his two sons.Upload from February 06, 2012

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