Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat

THAI NAME: วัดมหาธาตุวรวิหาร
LOCATION: Amphoe Mueang District in Ratchaburi Province
GPS: 13.546534, 99.813988

This ancient temple, locally called Wat Na Phra That, is located on the west bank of the Mae Klong River in the town. lt’s elegant prang or pagoda remains in good condition and was probably copied from Cambodia’s Angkor Wat. The prang made of bricks and stones stands on a rectangular base with pathways around the cloisters. The outer stucco designs were made in the reign of King Borommarkot of Ayutthaya. Buddha images of Dvaravati, Lop Buri and Ayutthaya periods are placed around the pagoda.

Two kms. west of Wat Na Phra That on the route to Khao Ngu is Wat Aranyik with a prang identical to that of Wat Na Phra That but smaller in size.

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