“Wat Na Phra Men”

After Wat Mahathat, we headed over to Wat Na Phra Men, a wooden building that served as an ordination hall for the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It was built in the 16th century and is a favorite with the local people who come here to worship and make their offerings. The interior is richly decorated and reminds one of its royal history.

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Wat Na Phra Men
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Wat Na Phra Men

Around the corner from the main wat is a small building that houses another Buddha that is believed to have been sculpted in the early 8th century. It was kept at Wat Mahathat until Rama II ordered it moved to its current location in the 19th century.

Title quote: “Monastery in Front of the Funeral Pyre”

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Wat Na Phra Men – it’s a money tree!
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The 7th century Buddha at Wat Na Phra Men
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Wat Na Phra Men

 

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