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Wat Lokayasutharam This monastery  Accessible by the road behind the Ancient Palace, passing Wat Worapho and Wat Worachettharam.  Also the road inside the compound of the Distillery Plant, or through the road behind the Phlapphla Trimuk ( three-gabled roof pavilion ), It is in the area of the Ancient Palace passing Wat Woraphot and Wat Worachettharam going to the site of the large reclining Buddha, made of brick and covered with plaster, about 29 metres long. Actually, the sign next to the temple claims it is 42 meters long and the booklet they sell in Ayutthaya reads 37 meters. In Thailand they will probably say same same.


However long, it is a huge reclining Buddha and similarly huge must have been the dimensions of the Viharn and the Ubosot of which only the foundation can be seen today. The Prang is still standing, which is the only indication that this temple dates back to the early Ayutthaya period.


Another curiosity about this reclining Buddha image is that the Thai Alcoholic Beverage Factory paid for the renovation cost in A.D. 1954. Many large hexagonal pillar ruins near the image are believed to be the ruins of the Ubosot. Wat Lokayasutharam  Ayutthaya, Thailand


Wat Lokayasutharam  is one of the most famous landmarks of Ayutthaya. The highlight of this temple is the gigantic but graceful reclining Buddha image, known locally as Phra Bhudhsaiyart  The image symbolizes the passing of Buddha to the Nirvana state.

Wat Lokaya Sutharam, Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya Province Page 38, Wat Lokaya Sutharam, Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
Ayutthaya Province Page 38, Wat Lokaya Sutharam, Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
Ayutthaya Province Page 38, Wat Lokaya Sutharam, Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
Ayutthaya Province Page 38, Wat Lokaya Sutharam, Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
Ayutthaya Province Page 38, Wat Lokaya Sutharam, Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
Ayutthaya Province Page 38, Wat Lokaya Sutharam, Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
Ayutthaya Province Page 38, Wat Lokaya Sutharam, Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
Ayutthaya Province, Page 39, Wat Worachetha Ram, Ayutthaya, Thailand.