(Bangkoksite Photos taken on
November 27, 1999,
June 24, 2001, Sept.21, 2002, and Sept 21, 2004)
This temple is located in front
of the royal palace of Ayutthaya.
According to the chronicle of the north, this was founded by
Phraya Thammikarat, a son of King Sainam Phung before the
Ayutthaya period. It was then called Wat Mukkharat, since
then the name was changed in honour of the founder.
Important monuments which may be found
inside the temple
are : the chapel which used to enshrine a huge bronze Buddha
image (now on displayed at the Chao Sam Phraya National
Museum); a bell-shaped chedi; an ordination hall; and a hall
housing a reclining Buddha image. All these monuments are
of the Ayutthaya style of the 14th to the 17th century.
The temple has been
(New pictures taken on September 21, 2002)
The temple has been renovated.
(New pictures taken on September 21, 2002).