Friday, 21 July 2017

Wat Chaiwattanaram

One of the most visited historical site of Ayutthaya, Wat Chaiwattanaram rests on the bank of the Chao Phraya river, to the west of the city island. The temple was built in 1630 by the command of King Prasat Thong, featuring the architectural style influenced by Angkor temple in Cambodia. Its unique feature is a large, central prang (Khmer-style pagoda) surrounded by smaller prangs, symbolizing Mount Sumeru, the gods' mountain according to Hindu belief.