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Wat Som in Ayutthaya

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Main Prang at Wat Som In Ayutthaya.

Wat Som's prang likely dates back to the early Ayutthaya period. Interestingly, this prang still has some better preserved stucco ornaments than most other prangs we visited in Ayutthaya.
They feature mythological figures (like Rahu swallowing the moon during an eclipse) and geometrical patterns. Also some old lintels are still visible.

Lintel on the Prang at Wat Som in Ayutthaya.

Images by G.V., Bangkok, copyrighted.


Ayutthaya Info, Getting Around,
Travel Itinerary Suggestions

Most important temple compounds,
rather 'must see' :

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Wat Mahathat
Wat Ratchaburana
Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Wat Yai Chai Mongkol
Wat Chai Wattanaram
Wat Phanan Choeng

Recommended :

Wat Phutthai Sawan
Wat Phra Ram
Wat Na Phramen
Wat Choeng Tha
Wat Suwan Dararam
Wat Mongkhon Bophit

Optional (surely worth a visit!) :

Wat Thammikarat
Wat Kasatthirat
Wat Phu Khao Thong
Wat Lokayasutharam
Wat Som
Wat Maheyong
Wat Sala Phun
Wat Worachetharam

Add-on : Bangpa-In Palace

The Prang in Khmer and
Ayutthaya Architecture

History and Historical Monuments
of Thailand

Historical Parks of Thailand :

Si Satchanalai
Kamphaeng Phet

Buddhist Temples in Bangkok
(many pages)

Khmer Sanctuaries in Thailand :

Prasat Hin Phimai
Phanom Wan
Prasat Phanom Rung
Muang Tam
Phimai National Museum


Content, including images, by Guido Vanhaleweyk, Bangkok. Contact : gv@ayutthaya2020.com
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