Wat Putthaisawan

Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park

Built in 1353 by King U-Thong who founded Ayutthaya, Wat Phutthaisawan originally formed a temporary lodging for royalty. It is older than Ayutthaya itself. This complex is located to the south of the island city of Ayutthaya, along the bank of the Chao Phraya River.

Set beside the river, this temple is particularly interesting as the modern functioning temple at the front of the complex contrasts with the intact older buildings in the middle and crumbling ruins at the rear.

Wat Putthaisawan, Ayutthaya Historical Park

The main attraction is the white Khmer style prang , surrounded by 105 seated Buddhas around the courtyard. Up inside the Prang, a black reclining Buddha can be found tucked away behind the central altar.

There is also a mural painted on a wall depicting Thai monks on pilgrimage to Sri Lanka in 1753 and 1755. A beautiful reclining Buddha rests outside of the compound on the eastern side.

Wat Putthaisawan, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Putthaisawan, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Information
Opening Hours: 08:30 - 17:00
Address: 16/2 Ko Rian Tambon Samphao Lom, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Chang Wat Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000
Driving Directions (Road Map): Ayutthaya Railway Station to Wat Putthaisawan
Driving Directions (Road Map): Bangkok to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
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