Sights & Attractions
Phra Nakhon Si AyutthayaOperating day:
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 17.00
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan was formerly known as “Wat Thong” and was constructed by King Rama I ’s father since the Ayutthaya period. When King Rama I the Great was crowned as the first king of the Rattanakosin period, he had the temple re-established and renamed it “Wat Suwan Dararam” to suggest his parents’ names, ‘Tong Dee’ ‘Dao Rueng’.
There are some places worth visiting such as the temple’s Phra Ubosot is of the late Ayutthaya style, being situated on a boat-like concave foundation. Its gable depicts the God Vishnu on his mount Garuda. Inside, there are murals of angels on the upper parts and scenes from the Jataka stories on the lower parts of the side walls.The front wall to which the principal Buddha image is facing depicts the scene of the Buddha Subduing Mara from the life of the Lord Buddha, with the Mother Earth Goddess in the centre.
Unlike the Phra Ubosot, Phra Wihan. It was built in the reign of King Rama II. Inside, there are fine murals depicting the story of King Naresuan the Great painted in the reign of King Rama VII, which are the prototype of Don Chedi Monument in Suphan Buri.
There is also a belfry in the Western style. It was made from bricks and cement. There are 2 floors and shaped in square. A concave door was built on the lower floor. It was assumed that it was built in King Rama IV era.
The temple is located inside the city wall to the southeast of the town island near PomPhet .To get there, use the same route as Chanthara Kasem National Museum, turn right at the T-junction for another 1 kilometer.
The map to Wat Suwan Dararam Ratchaworawihan http://www.tourismthailand.org/fileadmin/upload_img/Multimedia/Ebrochure/473/วัดสุวรรณดาราราม.pdf
How to get there :
Use the same route as Chanthara Kasem National Museum, turn right at the T-junction for another 1 kilometre.