Wat Pradu Songtham : Ayutthaya, Thailand

As an active temple, Wat Pradu Songtham has most of the usual structures found at a Buddhist monastery. A sermon hall, bell tower, and monk’s quarters are in situ. Most of these are designed in a style reflecting the Bangkok period. The central feature of this monastery is its mural-decorated ordination hall. The murals at Wat Pradu Songtham were painted in 1863.

These have greatly deteriorated, but they still provide remarkable images of the lives of Buddha (Jataka) and Siamese culture during the Ayutthaya period. The murals of an elephant procession are especially prized. There are some modern chedi in the courtyard west of the ordination hall and colorful renditions of Naga images on staircases.

Wat Pradu Songtham
Location: Chedi-Wat Dusitdaram Alley, Tambon Hua Ro, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand

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