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Wat Panomyong, Ayudhya

Wat Panomyong, Ayudhya

Wat Panomyong is the ancient temple of the Panomyong family. The politician Preedee Panomyong built a house here. This temple was built during the Ayudhya reign and was later abandoned. It was restored during the reign of King Rama V. The temple area imitates ships of the Ayudhya reign. At the back of the temple is where the beautiful Pra Puttasaiyard is enshrined.

This temple is located at Tambol Pookaothong, Amphur Pranakornsriayudhya, Ayudhya.

There is also a monument of Preedee Panomyong on the island across from the temple. The house is more than 100 years old. It imitates the houseboat that this diplomat used to live in. Next to the house, there is the toy museum of Associate Professor Kerk Yoonpun. Many old toys are on display. It is located at 45 M.2 Oo-Thong Rd., Tambol Taa Wasukree, tel. 035-328 949-50.

Visitors should also stop at Wat Klang Toong on the bank of the river in order to breathe some fresh air, feel the silence and witness the urban living style especially around Amphur Nakornluang, Amphur Maharat, Amphur Bang Pa-in, Amphur Bang Pa-hun. At Amphur Bang Pa-in, tourists should visit Bang Pa-In Palace and Nivatetum Temple, which are both decorated in the European style. They are on the bank of Chaopraya River. At Amphur Nakornluang, there is Nakornluang Castle, the fortress of King Prasardthong.

There are also food markets such as Lad Chado Market at Amphur Puk Hai. Behind the Mongkolborpit Temple near the Old Palace, is the place to shop for souvenirs especially the popular fried fish skin, coconut milk ice cream and handicrafts for tourists to bring back home. There are also other local foods and sweets to try such as Rotree Sai Mai (sugar wrapped in flat bread). Many Muslim owned shops sell delicious Rotree Sai Mai.