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Wat Phutthaisawan, AyutthayaWat Phutthaisawan, Ayutthaya (30 December, 2002)

Wat Phutthaisawan (GPS: 14.33952, 100.55823; วัดพุทไธศวรรย์ ) is a Thai Buddhist temple to the south of the island city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. It is located along the bank of the Chao Phraya River.

Wat Phutthaisawan is older than Ayutthaya itself. It was built in 1353 by King Ramathibodi I (aka King U-Thong), who founded Ayutthaya, at Wiang Lek, to mark the original site of Ayutthaya. This is where the king lived while the new city was being built.

The principal prang, like many of the structures within this temple, has undergone major renovation, with a significant one carried out during King Chulalongkorn's time. The prang is beautifully painted white during a recent restoration by the Department of Fine Arts. The prang is the centrepiece of a cloister which is lined with numerous statues of seated Buddhas.

A monument to the kings of Ayutthaya is erected on the compound by the riverside. It includes the seated statue of King Ramathibodi I, with King Naresuan on his right and King Ekatotsarot on his left.

Wat Phutthaisawan, AyutthayaThe prang of Wat Phutthaisawan, Ayutthaya, as seen from outside the cloister. (30 December, 2002)

Wat Phutthaisawan, AyutthayaThe prang of Wat Phutthaisawan, Ayutthaya, with a chedi to its left. (30 December, 2002)

Wat Phutthaisawan, AyutthayaThe cloister of Wat Phutthaisawan, Ayutthaya. (30 December, 2002)

Wat Phutthaisawan, AyutthayaThe prang of Wat Phutthaisawan, Ayutthaya. (30 December, 2002)

Wat Phutthaisawan, AyutthayaA building, possibly a mondop, at Wat Phutthaisawan, Ayutthaya. (30 December, 2002)

Wat Phutthaisawan, AyutthayaVisitors emerging from an avant-corps of the prang of Wat Phutthaisawan. (30 December, 2002)

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