Friday, August 31, 2012

Thailand Trip Day 4 - Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayuthayya

Built in 1630 AD by King Prasantthong in the memory of his late mother, Wat Chaiwatthanaram has been the most impressive temple so far. It is said to resemble Angkor Wat of Cambodia which is still on my list of must-visit places in the future. Hehe. Also thought to built to commemorate the king's victory of Cambodia.

Unfortunately for us, the site was closed and we were only able to access the outer grounds. Sigh.

So these were the only pictures that I was able to take during our time there.

So here's the signboard that forbade visitors to climb. Hehe.
There was a small shop nearby and this where we bought temporary food to fill in our tummies to break our fast. Just a bag of chips and cokes.

"Jard, am so famished!" Rayyan was always complaining of being thirsty. =p
A bit disappointed for not being able to enter the site, I took the picture of the replica model instead of the whole site below.

Arghh, why was it closed? Geram sehh~
Before signs of a reclining sun in the sky, we immortalized ourselves with a picture. I believe this is the only picture of us three all together.

Outside the site of Wat Chaiwatthanaram.
So where to now after the third and final temple of the boat ride? Well, to eat of course! =p
From the top: Continuing the boat ride back to the loading bay, we definitely enjoyed the view while we passed several places of interest, and lastly this is how the street looked like once we get off the boat.
Have I told you how awesomely cheap and delicious the food we ate in Ayuthayya?

Coming up next!


Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said... [Reply]

Too bad you couldn't go in to the temple itself. That's a bummer!
Duncan in Kuantan

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@Duncan... yes, it was a real shame. huhuhu.