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Wat Tha Ka Rong, Ayutthaya Overview

The ancient temple of Wat Tha Ka Rong is located on the banks of Chao Phraya River near the city of Ayutthaya. This quaint little temple was built in the middle Ayutthaya period by merging two existing temples named Wat Tha and Wat Ka Rong which were both built around 1549.

The Ubosot or the holy prayer room at Wat Tha Ka Rong is remarkable. Adorning beautifully crafted wooden gable, the main door frames and windows are decorated with stuccos. The front part of the Ubosot is designed with coloured glass. Inside the Ubosot is the statue of Buddha as ‘Phra Buddha Rattana Mongkol’, a rare standing statue of Buddha.

Built during the Somdej Phra Narai Maharat era, the octagonal bell tower is another attraction on site known for its beautiful brick and plasterwork. There is also an old sermon hall behind the Ubosot and a valuable Teak Thai house dating back to centuries. Apart from these exquisite structures on-site, an added attraction is the ‘Wat Tha Ka Rong Floating Market’. Situated closeby, you can find various local food products and fares here.

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