The Ruins of Wat Phra Si Sanphet in Photos

by Joseph Ellis on January 12, 2015

Three magnificent bell shaped stupas in white and grey stood firm under the blistering heat of the unforgiving Ayutthya weather. We walked around them, up their steep stairs and through their narrow passageways. They have stood the test of time even after it was destroyed and looted by Burmese conquerors in 1767. Wat Phra Si Sanphet now in ruins, was a Buddhist temple used for royal ceremonies since its construction in the late 15th century.

It is now situated in the Ayutthaya Historical Park. Open from 8am to 5pm – entrance fee: 50THB

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Heather January 13, 2015 at 11:03 am

Beautiful! I really wish I’d gone to Ayutthaya when I was in Thailand, but at least I have something to look forward to on the next visit! 🙂
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Rosemarie John January 14, 2015 at 12:55 am

It really is! i wish I had the time to explore further, So I too have a reason to return! 🙂

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Muza-chan January 15, 2015 at 8:18 am

Amazing place…
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Rosemarie John January 15, 2015 at 8:37 am

Sure was 🙂

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Toni January 15, 2015 at 11:03 pm

You’re photos of Ayutthaya are beautiful Rosemary. We’ve not been yet but it’s been on the list for a while, I want to go even more now after seeing these!
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Rosemarie John January 16, 2015 at 3:38 am

Thank you Toni! 🙂 i wish I spent more time exploring but the heat really got to me and at one point I just sat put under a tree and let Joseph go off on his own.

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