Tha Sutthawat Temple
Chao Sam Praya National Museum houses various archaeological objects and antiques discovered in Ayudhya province. These objects, including ancient treasures from Ratburana Temple, Mahatat Temple, and Sri Suriyothai Chedi, are invaluable in terms of historical and cultural importance for historians and archaeologists alike. Read more
Apart from being the location where the Buddha’s relics are enshrined, Wat Pramahatad is also the place where statues of the Kattukam and Rammatep kings are kept. This is an ancient temple with a delicate structure. It has been maintained by the Ayudhya Kings and the Rattanakosin reign. Read more
After the second fall of Ayutthaya, most of the temples and palaces were destroyed. However, Nag Phra Men Temple was the only one not burnt down because it was located close to the royal palace around which the Burmese army billeted. The temple was built in 1504, the era of Somdet Phra Ramathibodi II. King Rama III ordered its reconstruction including the chapel. Read more
Wat Tammikarat is a royal temple surrounded by many large pillars. It is one of the biggest royal temples of the Ayudhya Kingdom. Despite some damage, it still shows traces of embellishment. Originally, it was the enshrinement of Luang Por Tammikarat – the villagers called him Luang Por Kae (old) since he had an old face. One of the biggest Buddha images made by U-thong artisans is today preserved in the Jao Sampraya National Museum. Read more
SACICT covers a large area on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. There are also other interesting places such as Pla palace, Suan Nok (bird garden). An event is held by the SACICT at the Chao Phraya River annually during Loy Krathong festival, which is very popular. Read more
The history of King Naresuan
This is a very old temple constructed in the early Ayutthaya period along the route of King Naresuan’s army. Because of the shallow waterways, the army could move all year long.
However, nowadays, Tha Sutthawat Temple is located in a flood affected area. King Rama IX, the queen, and members of the royal family have made more than twenty visits since 1976. They try to help the local people solve problems presented by nature. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was kind enough to support the reconstruction of this temple by asking the Fine Arts Department, instructors and students from The Foundation of the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques, and technicians of the Fine Arts Departments to design a unique mural.
The mural of Tha Sutthawat shows the story of three worlds, Phra Maha Chanok, ear of rice, the symbol of Ang Thong Province, Yutthahatthee War, the history of Ang Thong Province, the history of Bang Sadet Sub-distruct, a picture of King Rama IX, the queen, the royal family visiting Bang Pa-In Palace during the floods of 1973-1974, and a mango picture of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.