Friday, February 1, 2008

History - Wat Lokaya Sutha

Wat Lokaya Sutha

This Temple is situated to the west of the Ayutthaya Grand Royal Palace. No evidence has been found to indicate when it was built. Only comparative study of art style of the temple mail prang reflects early period of Ayutthaya arts.

In front of the main Prang to the east locating with groups of Vihara buildings while behind the Prang is the Ubosot building being surrounded with gallery and the Ubosot itself is also decorated with chides at four corners.

The main shrine of this temple here a brick and mortar image of Reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya Style. The Buddha image is about 42 meters long and 8 meters high It underwent a restoration in A.D. 1956. This Buddha image is under the vihara roof.

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