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Wat Mongkhon Bophit Ayutthaya


Wat Mongkhon Bophit Ayutthaya


Phra Mongkhon Bophit Temple
  • Phra Mongkhon Bophit Temple is south west of Phra Si Sanphet and south of the Royal Palace ruins. What is remarkable here is the gigantic Ayutthaya bronze Buddha installed in the Viharn. It is similar to the Ayutthaya style bronze Buddha in Wat Phanan Choeng at the south east corner of old Ayutthaya. The bronze image had previously been damaged by lightening   and was restored in the Rama V period. The Vihara building we see today was rebuilt during the rule of Field Marshal Phibunsongkhram in the early 20th century.
  • ' Phra Mongkhon Bophit' is the name of a huge Buddha bronze image which was housed in this temple. It was previously housed in a square shaped building to enshrine it. However in the reign of King Sua it was recorded that when lightning struck this building causing the roof to cave in the bronze head was broken off.