18 May, 2008

Wat Yai Postcard

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahatat Woramahawihan, also commonly referred to as Wat Yai, is a Buddhist temple in Phitsanulok, Thailand. Wat Yai is famous throughout Thailand for its golden sculpture of the Buddha called the Phra Buddha Chinnarat. It depicts Buddha in the posture of submission.

Wat Yai Postcard
(Bought by my sister during her visit to Bangkok)

The cloister of the temple was established in 1357 during the reign of King Maha Thammaradscha I of Sukhothai. The temple'slarge vihara has an immense main entrance with mother-of-pearl inserts donated by King Boromakot in 1756. Beyond the vihara is a Khmer style prang, the inside of which can be accessed via a stairway. The Prang is said to enshrine relics of the Buddha.

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Wikipedia Entry

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