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Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Pratu Chai Sub-district, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand

Buddhist Temples

About Wat Phra Si Sanphet

This monastery was constructed in 1350 as a royal temple inside the Grand Palace compound where some former kings lived when Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam. The three iconic bell-shaped pagodas on a high platform contain the ashes of three great Ayutthaya kings. As it was a royal temple and used only for royal ceremonies, there was no residential quarter for monks. The same tradition applies to the current royal temple, Wat Phra Kaew, in Bangkok.


Attractions near Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Ayutthaya Historical Park0.07km from Wat Phra Si Sanphet

The Historic City of Ayutthaya, founded in 1350, was the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom.  It flourished from the 14th to the 18th centuries, during which time it grew to be one of the world’s largest and most cosmopolitan urban areas and a center of global diplomacy and commerce. At present, it is located in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province.  The total area of the World Heritage property is 289 ha.

Wat Worachettharam0.56km from Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Wat Worachettharam is an ancient temple in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province, central Thailand, located in inner-city of Ayutthaya, also known as Ayutthaya Island, hence the other name Wat Worachet Nai Ko.  Originally it was named Wat Chao Chet later it was renamed by King Ekathotsarot to Wat Worachettharam, which means "temple of sublime elder brother"

Wat Maha That1.01km from Wat Phra Si Sanphet

The Wat Mahathat is a Buddhist temple in Ayutthaya, central Thailand. It Is one of the temples in the Ayutthaya Historical Park Wat Mahathat is an important temple in the Ayutthaya period. Because it is the temple that enshrines the relics of the city center And is the residence of the patriarch This temple was constructed and maintained at all times until it was destroyed and abandoned after the second time.

Wat Ratchaburana1.03km from Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Wat Ratchaburana, which translates to “the temple of Royal Restoration” was built in 1424 by King Borommarachathirat II as a memorial to his two elder brothers. It is located on the historical island near Wat Mahathat. When it was constructed it was accessible by boat as it was on the banks of a canal, that has been filled up about a century ago.

Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan2.57km from Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Wat Phanan Choeng is famous for its enormous seated Buddha image, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the country. According to legend tears shed from the eyes of the image just before the destruction of Ayutthaya by the Burmese in 1767.  The temple is located on the banks of the Pa Sak river opposite the South East tip of the historical island. From a riverboat you will have great views of the monastery.

Wat Kudee Dao3.53km from Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Wat Kudi Dao, also known as “Wat Kudee Dao” or “Wat Kudidao”, is a restored ruin of a Buddhist monastery in Ayutthaya district. Dubbed the Monastery of the Star Dormitory, restoration work began in 1711 and was completed in 1715. The temple was the residence of an important priest called Phra Then Muni who advised Prince Borommkot, the leader who had overlooked the restoration work.

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Ayutthaya is one of Thailand’s historical and majestic highlights of Thailand. Ayutthaya was the capital of Thailand for 417 years. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya features numerous attractions such as the Ayutthaya Historical Park(UNESCO World Heritage site.) and many old ruins.