Photo Diary: Wat Phra Sri Sanphet in Ayutthaya, Thailand

Monday, April 13, 2015

My family and I were back in Bangkok. My last destination was Ayutthaya and its Historical Park which is one of Thailand's main attraction for tourists.

We took the train to get there. On the way I enjoyed watching the beautiful scenery of Thailand. It was a nice experience. We arrived around afternoon time. I highly recommend to bring anything that protects you from the sun and cools you down. It can be blistering hot and humid. So bring a hat or an umbrella, sunglasses, sunscreen, and plenty of water.

The Historical Park of Ayutthaya had many temple ruins. We chose to visit Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. It was built by King Boromma Trailokkanat for royal ceremonies and rituals in 1448.

Thailand, Ayutthaya, อยุธยา, King Boromma Trailokkanat, temple, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์, Buddha, Buddha statues, ruins
Three impressive chedis right near the entrance were built for the ashes of the royal family members.


Thailand, Ayutthaya, อยุธยา, King Boromma Trailokkanat, temple, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์, Buddha, Buddha statues, ruins
Thailand, Ayutthaya, อยุธยา, King Boromma Trailokkanat, temple, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์, Buddha, Buddha statues, ruins
Later in 1767 the whole temple was burned down and destroyed by Myanmar invaders.


Thailand, Ayutthaya, อยุธยา, King Boromma Trailokkanat, temple, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์, Buddha, Buddha statues, ruins
Thailand, Ayutthaya, อยุธยา, King Boromma Trailokkanat, temple, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์, Buddha, Buddha statues, ruins
Thailand, Ayutthaya, อยุธยา, King Boromma Trailokkanat, temple, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์, Buddha, Buddha statues, ruins
They also destroyed lots of religious Buddha statues, broke off their precious heads and arms, and melted off all the gilded gold.


Thailand, Ayutthaya, อยุธยา, King Boromma Trailokkanat, temple, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์, Buddha, Buddha statues, ruinsThis is a model of what the royal temple originally looked like.


Thailand, Ayutthaya, อยุธยา, King Boromma Trailokkanat, temple, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์, Buddha, Buddha statues, ruins

Thailand, Ayutthaya, อยุธยา, King Boromma Trailokkanat, temple, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์, Buddha, Buddha statues, ruins
Thailand, Ayutthaya, อยุธยา, King Boromma Trailokkanat, temple, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์, Buddha, Buddha statues, ruins
Thailand, Ayutthaya, อยุธยา, King Boromma Trailokkanat, temple, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์, Buddha, Buddha statues, ruins
When I walked through all the ruins I realized how much they have destroyed.  I wonder what the other ruins look like. Each one of the temple is full of history.


This was my last my post about my trip to Thailand.  I will plan on coming back to explore more about this wonderful country. There is just so much to see and it feels so good to visit my relatives and spent time with them. See you soon :) 

P.S Happy Songkran Day!









2 comments:

  1. I love places like this! Such a shame that it got so damaged :( I always get really annoyed at humanity when I go to tourist spots, churches etc and find people litter or graffiti the walls.

    I've never been to Thailand but I'd love to go

    Lucy x

    http://www.curiouser-and-curiouser.co.uk

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