Sunday, July 15, 2012

THAILAND: Ayutthaya - Wat Maha That


2011 Holy Week SEA Trip


Also known as the "Monastery of the Great Relic", located in the central part of Ayutthaya in Tha Wasukri sub-district.  The exact date of the establishment was difficult to assess but according to tradition, Wat Maha That was built in 1384 by King Rachatirat but it is more likely built during the reign of King Boromaraja I (1370-88).

For more about Wat Maha That history, please go to this site -  Ayutthaya History

   

While i was busy taking photos, our tour guide is discussing something to the group and me keep on asking "ano daw?"  sila: "ewan" hehe... mga baliw!


And we were given 20 mins. only to explore, "pressure"....  





Scattered around the temple are some important remains of variously shaped prangs and chedis with picturesquely ruined stupas. 








Chedi in Situ


Buddha head in a tree trunk, the "high light" of Wat Maha That.





Satellite Vihara


Base of the main prang - quincunx












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