Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Wihaan Phra Mongkol Bopit, Ayutthaya

Wihaan Phra Mongkol Bopit is home to Thailand's largest seated bronze Buddha.
The great Buddha image is housed in a somewhat cramped wihaan, built in 1956 in the style of the original, which was destroyed in 1767.
The Buddha statue was either brought from Sukhothai or copied from a Sukhothai image. It was erected here in 1615 by King Ekatosarot, in honor of his brother Naresuan, who drove the Burmese from Sukhothai.

Location: West of Wat Mahathat and just south of the Grand Palace area
Hours: Daily 8am-5pm
Cost: Free

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