Wat Phra Si Sanphet lies within the former royal palace grounds and was the most magnificent of the Ayutthaya temples. Built in 1491 it was expanded over the centuries. The temple was only used for religious ceremonies and had no quarter for monks. In 1767 the temple was destroyed by the Burmese who set it on fire to retrieve the gold.

01 Main temple 02 Stupas 03 Chedis 04 Chedis 05 Chedis
06 Wat Phra Si Sanphet 07 Panoramic view 08 Stupas 09 Stupas 10 Stupas
11 Stupas 12 Stupa 13 Wat Phra Si Sanphet 14 Wat Phra Si Sanphet at night
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