Wat Phra Si Sanphet Grounds - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama of Wat Phra Si Sanphet in Ayutthaya taken from the grounds just outside the main temple complex. You can see the main three chedis of the temple behind the ruined walls. Other chedis and ruined structures are also visible.
Wat Phra Si Sanphet Grounds - FURTHER INFORMATION
Wat Phra Si Sanphet Grounds - Ayutthaya visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Wat Phra Si Sanphet Grounds' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Central Thailand.
Wat Phra Si Sanphet is one of the most important temples in the Old Town of Ayatthaya, and one of the most popular tourist attractions. The temple ruins are on the near the center of the city, close to Wat Phraram and Wihan Phramongkhon.
Wat Phra Si Sanphet was built in the royal palace compound, much like Wat Phra Kaeo in Bangkok. The first bell-shaped chedis on the site were built by King Ramathibodi I in 1492. The three large chedis built in a line on a raised area contain the ashes of three kings; King Boromtrailokanath in the eastern one, King Borommaracha III in the middle and King Ramathibodi I (son and brother of the others respectively) in the last one. There used to be a wiharn structure built between them.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
A lane heads west just before the northern end of Thanon Phrasisanphet. This path leads to Wihan Phramongkhon. The entrance to Wat Phra Si Sanphet is off to the right just before the Wihan. Entrance is ticketed.