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Wat Phra Phai Luang, SukhothaiWat Phra Phai Luang, Sukhothai (23 December, 2003)


[an error occurred while processing this directive] Wat Phra Phai Luang (GPS: 17.02921, 99.69975; Thai: วัดพระพายหลวง ) are the ruins of a Thai Buddhist temple in Sukhothai, Thailand. Located to the north of the Sukhothai Historical Park, it is the second largest cluster of ruins in the area after Wat Mahathat. It is one of the few temples with its old moat still visible. The name Wat Phra Phai Luang means Temple of the Great Wind.

Wat Phra Phai Luang, along with Wat Si Sawai and Ta Pha Daeng Shrine, was built before Sukhothai was founded. This temple bears Khmer influence, and was possibly built as a Khmer Mahayana Buddhist temple by Khmer King Jayavarman VII (1181-circa 1219). It has a Khmer-style prang. The temple may have been converted from Mahayana to Theravade Buddhism when the area was occupied by the Thais during the Sukhothai period. There are many stucco sculptures discovered at this temple which have since been relocated to the Ramkhamhaeng National Museum.

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Wat Phra Phai Luang, SukhothaiTwo ancient Buddha statues at southwest side of Wat Phra Phai Luang, with more recent additions. (23 December, 2003)


Wat Phra Phai Luang, SukhothaiNaga image, possibly of Khmer influence. (23 December, 2003)


Wat Phra Phai Luang, SukhothaiKhmer-style prang at Wat Phra Phai Luang. (23 December, 2003)


Wat Phra Phai Luang, SukhothaiFalse doors at the prang of Wat Phra Phai Luang. (23 December, 2003)
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