Wat Panomyong, Ayudhya
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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
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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
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.