Temples of Thailand - a photographic journey
Bangkok Area Provinces: Central North North-East West South East
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat
Wat Mahathat is an impressive Buddhist temple dating back to the 10th-11th Century A.D. The prang is the most outstanding symbol of this temple with it's form dating back to the Lopburi period and the decoration and murals having been added during the Ayutthaya period. Inside the Prang is the main Buddha images of which no photography should be taken. Unfortunately the signs saying that are just in Thai language. Outside the enclosed walls of the Prang is the open sided Vihara with Ayutthaya-style Buddha images in black but covered with gold leaves on the lower part.