Sunday, 13 March 2016

Wat Phananchoeng (วัดพนัญเชิงวรวิหาร) - Ayutthaya




Wat Phananchoeng is actually referred to as a Buddhist Temple and a Historical Site on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River at the south-eastern side of the confluence of the Chao Phraya and Pa Sake rivers.




It really is quite lovely - it is a Buddhist temple in the city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. The main feature is the enormous golden Buddha in the main building.


At the bottom of the statue it really is quite lovely.



Prayers are often made at the bottom of this.


It is a popular tourist attraction so it might be quite busy but with predominantly Thai visitors - in terms of Historical interest the first building of the temple was in 1324 - some 26 years before the city of Ayutthaya was officially found! (It is next to the main river so there is always something adjacent to see.)