5 Most Popular Ayutthaya Attractions
Ayutthaya a total impressive site and former capital of Thai Kingdom. The Kingdom got famous with three palaces and more than 400-temples around. The Ayutthaya was an ancient city and home to millions of people. It is an island city also known as a trading port, which was visited by international merchants from around the globe. In 1767, the island city was attacked and conquered by the Burmese. The place was filled by a majority of casket towers, palaces, temples which were destroyed during the invasion. Several structures have been restored to gain tourist attractions. Here are ‘5 Most Popular Ayutthaya Attractions’.
- Wat Phu Khao Thong
Thai Kingdom is rich with fish ponds and rice fields, Ayutthaya rises with plain white stupa of Wat Phu Khao Thong. The name signifies ‘Golden Mount’ which was originally built by the Burmese in the year 1569. When the Burmese left and ran out of city, Buddhist law forbidden the Thais from bringing down the Burmese occupation. The Temple then collapsed due to its lack of maintenance. Today, the site is more popular as a Tourist destination, where visitors climb to take a great view of rice fields and town of Ayutthaya.
- Wat Ratchaburana
The Wat Ratchaburana was founded in the year 1424, by King Borommarachathirat II on the cremation site of his 2-brothers (elder) who fought to death in battle. The tower like spire in the temple is main prang, it is also known for finest site. The Prang crypt is accessible stairs and faded frescoes.
- Wat Phanan Choeng
The south side where Chaophraya & Pasak River meets is the Wat Phanan Choeng an Ayutthaya’s oldest temple. It is the highest building in the temple complex, the place holds high seated Buddha from year 1334 and houses of huge glided of about 63-feet. The walls of the wihan display’s small Buddha images where each Buddha represents a donation made to the temple. While, if you as a tourist or visitor makes a huge donation, then you can also get your own Buddha placed on the wall.
- Wat Yai Chai Mongkol
Wat Yai Chai Mongkol or Wat Chao Phaya Thai is an active temple and an ancient temple. The temple has a huge reclining Buddha statue which is placed on temples ground. The temple was built by King U Thong in the year 1357, who was the first ruler of Ayutthaya. A huge chedi was built in the year 1592, to celebrate single hand defeat of King Naresuan.
- Wat Phra Mahathat
The temple of Great Relics or Wat Mahathat is situated at the center of Ayutthaya town. It is considered as a symbol of Buddha. Wat Mahathat was resident of Supreme Patriarch, during the fall of Ayutthaya in the year 1767, the large temple was ransacked by Burmese. Even, today the site is known as popular attraction in Ayutthaya with a famous tree that has Buddha’s head.