Wat Worachettharam : Ayutthaya, Thailand

Wat Worachettharam is a dilapidated Buddhist temple located to the west of the Royal Palace in Ayutthaya. Thought to have been built to guard the ashes of King Naresuan, the bell-shaped stupa and a seated Buddha at its base define the whole place. A large sermon hall is the only structure more or less still intact.

Situated within a protected park including other beautiful temples like Wat Lokaya Sutharam and Wat Rakhang, Wat Worachettharam is said to have been restored to a considerable extent. The main Chedi of this temple sits upon a platform that has been reconstructed.

The vicinity houses a sermon hall and a Vihara or prayer hall for the Buddhist monks has been rebuilt to an extent. Lying to the north of the structure, the Ubosot has a statue of Buddha in the Taming Mara pose. A Buddha in the same posture sits by the Vihara alter as well. There is also an interesting gallery of fragmented Buddha images on a small platform along the walls.

Wat Worachettharam
Location: Tha Wasukri, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand

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