Constructed by King Boromaraja II in 15century, Wat Ratburana was used to house the ashes of his two brothers, who fought for the throne and killed each other. Though less famous than its neighbor Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Ratburana has its own charm in some more interesting ways for it is also home to couples of attractions that offer a profound insight into the practice of Thai Buddhism.
You may climb the prang for amazing views of Ayutthaya since the temple owns extended upper section, which is inspired by Khmer style. At the base of it, two unrestored halls contain original paintings that may draw your attention. Looking around, you’ll find an immense gong, directly adjacent to the trees, creates a unique ringing sound, which invokes a sense of time traveling. There is also a boat used by King Rama IV when he visited the province. Local antiques in odd collection can be seen in the old prayer hall, including a few bicycles.
It costs no admission fee to enter the temple and opens from 8:30am to 5:00pm on a daily basis. Wat Ratburana is another main attraction worth visiting in Ayutthaya, don't miss it - contact us to tailor-make one!
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