Wat Yan Saen : Ayutthaya, Thailand

Wat Yan Saen is located beside U-Thong Road. It is situated east of the Royal Palace, and Khlong Muang can be found on the opposite side of the road. This area is sometimes referred to as the Tha Wasukri District, Ayutthaya, Thailand. Wat Yan Saen is an active monastery built on boundaries of an ancient site. The modern facilities can be seen at the U-Thong Road entrance. The architectural structures from ancient monastery are viewable behind the modern site.

The modern temple has all the classic traits of the Ratanakosin period, including brightly colored mirrored tiles on each of its structures. Wat Yan Saen has all the usual buildings found at an active temple (sermon hall, monk’s quarters, crematorium, bell tower, etc.). Some of the modern features that stand out are a shrine to the four-headed Erawan and an interesting deviation of a Chinese-style pagoda. There is also a large, two-tiered, bell tower featuring bells at each level. Curiously, this modern site also has whimsical statues of an elephant and other animals hiding behind trees.

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

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