Wat Chaiwatthanaram is in Ayutthaya. There are many temples here. Ayutthaya is one of the dynasties of Thailand. The temple here is a bit like that of Angkor Wat, but it was destroyed by the war and many Buddha statues are incomplete! The Buddha statue that has suffered from the vicissitudes of life setting off each other with the red bricks of the broken walls show a kind of desolate beauty.
In 1630, Prasat Thong, the king of the city of Ayutthaya, ordered the construction of the temple in honor of his mother who was living in the area, also in commemoration of the victory against Cambodia during his reign. The name of the temple literally means the temple of the glorious era of long-term rule. As a normal people, PrasatThong overthrew the former king and boarded the throne. The establishment of the Wat Chaiwatthanaram seemed to aim to preserve his legitimate throne. In 1767, when the Ayutthaya was captured by the Burmese army, it was destroyed by the Burmese army. Later, in the ruined years of the Ayutthaya, the Buddha statues in the temple were repeatedly stolen, but the grand scale of the remains left today is enough to shock all tourists.
If you care more about the history, Wat Chaiwatthanaram is also the most complete and typical Ayutthaya style temple in the Ayutthaya Buddhist Temple. This is also the favorite spot for many people in Ayutthaya. The venue is bigger than other temples. The opposite is the river where you can take a boat. The sunset is too beautiful at 17 o’clock in the afternoon. There are many Thai people wearing ethnic costumes here to shoot art photos and wedding photos.
Wat Chaiwatthanaram is on the bank of the river. The wall around the outer circle is a large platform, where you will have a wide viewing angle to watch the Wat Chaiwatthanaram, and there are many Europeans and Americans sitting on the platform to enjoy yoga.