Wat Phu Khao Thong, Ayutthaya - King Naresuan Statue

Wat Phu Khao Thong, Ayutthaya

 

This Chedi outside the city walls, was built to celebrate the victory of King Naresuan over the Burmese. The base is in Burmese style, while the higher parts are in the style of Ayutthaya. The structure is supported underneath, after it started to subside probably as a result of illegal excavations.
The statue of King Naresuan is built a few hundred meters away in front of the Chedi. The statue is quite impressive. On the four corners of the base, are images of the important weapons King Naresuan used during his life. At present, there are numerous colorfully painted images of fighting cocks all around the statue of the King.

Wat Phu Khao Thong in Ayutthaya

 

Statue of King Naresuan the Great, Ayutthaya

 

The famous long rifle, with images of fighting cocks. Statue of King Naresuan in Ayutthaya