Sights & Attractions
Phra Nakhon Si AyutthayaOperating day:
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 17.00
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
Formerly known as “Wat Thong,” the temple was constructed by the father of King Rama I in the Ayutthaya period. After crowned as the first king of the Rattanakosin period, King Rama I re-established and renamed the temple “Wat Suwan Dararam” as a memorial to his parents. The temple’s ubosot (Ordination Hall) features late-Ayutthaya style while inside sees fresco paintings about Lord Buddha and Hindu belief while the vihan (lecture/ordination hall) features fresco paintings about King Naresuan and his victory. Another attraction is Thaen Phra Si Maha Pho, which is a platformed carved in a lotus shape supporting the sacred Bodhi tree, the shoot of which was brought from India by King Rama IV.
How to get there :
Use the same route as Chanthara Kasem National Museum, turn right at the T-junction for another 1 kilometre.