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Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit

It was built in 1357. The temple was also destroyed during the Burmese invasion in 1767. Most of the temple was destroyed by the invaders, and the head and right hand of this big Buddha statue were also destroyed. It was not until the reign of Rama V in the 1950s that the temple was rebuilt. In 1956, a donation was received from Myanmar to repair the main hall, and the Buddha statue was enshrined indoors. During the restoration of this Buddha statue, it was found that there were hundreds of small Buddhas inside the giant Buddha. When the news came out, it was revered and admired by the Ayutthaya Buddhists. There is a large parking lot at the entrance of the temple, and there are rows of stalls selling souvenirs, including some local souvenirs, postcards, and authentic antiques.

Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit worships a bronze sitting Buddha which is up to 17 meters in height. It is the largest sitting Buddha in Thailand. It looks very spectacular and very shocking! This temple has a history of more than 600 years, but due to the many reconstructions of the believers, it is still as brilliant as it is, and it is also the most prosperous temple in the whole city. It’s worth a visit.

Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit is located in the center of the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit is one of the more attractive spots in the Buddhist complex of Ayutthaya. The main building here is magnificent. The temple is completely free and you can enter without buying tickets. The opening time is from about 8:00 in the morning to 18:30 in the afternoon, and the visiting time is about 20 minutes. There are some seats on the periphery of the temple. If you are tired of walking around the temple, you can rest here.

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