Friday, 24 November 2017

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

This temple is regarded as the symbol of Ayutthaya province and is also a significant historical site. Situated within the royal palace grounds, Wat Phra Si Sanphet is the royal monastery and therefore there are no resident monks in this temple. However, the temple served to conduct ceremonies within the royal court, such as the ritual to drink an oath of allegiance.

This royal monastery plays an important role in history of art and archeology. The remaining debris evidently portrays how glorious the country was. At the heart of the temple, there are three adjacent Ceylonese or bell-shaped chedis (pagodas) situated on rectangular platforms. The three chedis are one of the landmarks of the Ayutthaya Historical Park.