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54 Moo 7 Bangkrasun Bang Pa-In, Ayutthaya, 13160, Thailand
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AYUTTHAYA..FORMER CAPITAL OF THAILAND
Loy Krathong in Ayuthaya 2006
Anyone know how is the celebration and its exact dates ?
Will it be as interesting as Sukhotai or Chiang Mai(based on recent years ?)
RE: Loy Krathong in Ayuthaya 2006
Thais will celebrate Loy Krathong Festival on Novermber 05 (Full moon). Loy Krathong is one of famous festival in Thailand. Thais will go out to celebrate all over the country such as Choa Phrya River, Ping, Wong, Yum, Nan Rivers and Mekong River or where the rivers are even in the lakes.
I don't know how wild celebration in Ayuthya would be. In Chiang Mai would be more excitement.
RE: Loy Krathong in Ayuthaya 2006
Sukhotai is very pretty place for loy klatong's day
Travel Tips for Ayuthaya
Many temples and ruins to visit
We went to see only three temples but did some driving around; we saw Wat Mahathat which is probably the most popular, Wat Naphrameru which has two beautiful Buddha statues. and the huge reclining Buddha at Wat Lokayasutharam.
The other popular wats to visit are
Wat Phra Si Sanphet whih was the location of the royal palace during King Rama I in 1350.
Wat Phra Ram, east of the Royal Palace was built in 1369.
Wat Phra Mongkonbophit with the huge golden Buddha
Wat Ratchaburana was the site of cremation for King Intharachathirat and also his two sons who fought to be king. This wat was built by the third son who took the throne after the death of the king and his two brothers.
Wat Chaiwatthanaram - the wat built to merit his mother, King Prasatthong in 1630 - khmer style
Wat Yai Chai-mongkol has a reclining Buddha as well.
Wat Phanan Choeng at the south Pasak River
- unknown who built it...large seated Buddha
The Chedi of Queen Surihothai wife of King Chakrapat
Buddha's right beside the river.
You can see alot of surprises along the river. I thought buddhas' are only put up in the Wat areas but I saw one, beside the river. Maybe because there is also a Wat in the other side. You can see well furnished houses and the guide told us that they have wow houses in bricks because they were corrupt,haha..excuse to thai people..I don't mean a thing in here! The Wats are everywhere, you can see many of them even in the side of the river.
Monk at Work
Thai temples belong to the whole community, not to the monks who live in it nor to the Buddhist "church".
In part, this is because members of the community are usually involved in building it and paying for its construction.
Besides their religious role (as places to house and educate monks and for "ordinary people" to meditate, to seek advice and, upon death, to be cremated), temples also serve many other functions.
They are community centers, where special events can be held; they are schools; they are cultural centers, where you can come to enjoy art and even train in art techniques; their yards become sports fields, their grounds become places for village fairs, for concerts or even for movie shows. They're homeless shelters and soup kitchens as well.
The monks who live in it use to keep theirs Wat intact.
Being an animal lover, i tend to look for animals in the strangest of places so imagine my surprise when i was feeding the fish in a pond near Wat Si Sanphet... it just poked its head out the water, and vanished again.. on a few occasions, perhaps to get the bread i was feeding the fish with, but certainly something i was surprised with :)
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Located near Wat Kudidao, it was renovated by Chao Phraya Kosa (Lek) and Phraya Kosa (Pan) during the reign of King Narai the Great. The main attraction is a large Prang having an unusual outlook different from the others. It is believed to imitate the design of Chedi Chet Yot of Chiang Mai.