Wat Ratcha Burana, Ayutthya, Thailand
Our first stop was Wat Ratchaburana, a Buddhist temple which has got a tall prang that is accessible by tourist. At the top of the prang, you get a bird’s eye view of the surrounding. It is also next to Wat Mahathat which you can see from the top! If an iPhone can take such pictures, I cannot imagine what other professional camera can take! Weather was glorious with clear blue sky! Perfect for photo taking!
A nominal fee is also collected to enter this Wat!
Part of the prang is under conservation but you can still climb to the top!
“Wat Ratchaburana was founded in 1424 by King Borommarachathirat II of the Ayutthaya Kingdom and built on the cremation site of his two elder brothers. The two brothers had fought to their deaths in a duel for the royal succession to their father Intha Racha.
In 1957 the temple’s crypt was looted of a large number of Buddha images and gold artifacts. The thieves were later caught, but few of the treasures were recovered. Some that were recovered are now housed in the nearby Chao Sam Phraya Museum. Subsequent excavations of the crypt have uncovered many more rare Buddha images.”
Reading the information on the history of this place up inside the Prang!
I look tiny from the top!
Nice red bricks wall!
Many strays chilling out at the courtyard! I think my sister will faint if she even walks near them. Haha.
An epic attempt of a Half Moon pose! Haha. I need to pull back my shoulder more! I’m officially crazy.