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Wat Thammikarat in Ayutthaya

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Buddha Image in the Ubosoth at Wat Thammikarat in Ayutthaya.

Wat Thammikarat houses a large Ubosoth, only the base and some walls remaining. But it gives a good impression of the size of the building. Instead of the 'usual' elephants, the chedi is surrounded by lion images, most in fairly good condition (some restored). The heads of the lion images are clearly in Khmer style.

The temple compound also houses a small building dedicated to Rahu. In Hindu mythology Rahu is a snake that swallows the sun or the moon causing eclipses. Some family members of Thai politicians have been known to worship Rahu.

Buddha Image with threads (part of religious ceremony) at Ubosoth in Wat Thammikarat, Ayutthaya.


Image of Rahu, swallowing the sun. Wat Thammikarat, Ayutthaya.


Lion sculpture on the corner of the Chedi at Wat Thammikarat, Ayutthaya.


Lion sculptures at Wat Thammikarat, Ayutthaya.


Reclining Buddha at Wat Thammikarat, Ayutthaya.

Images by G.V., Bangkok, copyrighted.


Ayutthaya Info, Getting Around, Travel Itinerary Suggestions
The Prang is Thai and Khmer Architecture

Most important temple compounds,
rather 'must see' :

: Contains Video Impression

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


History and Historical Monuments
of Thailand

Temples of Bangkok

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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