Saturday, October 20, 2007

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol - Thailand

"Wat Yai Chai Mongkol is located near the main Ayutthaya ruins and a short distance from the walls of Ayutthaya. It is famed for an impressively large statue of the Reclining Buddha inside the temple compound. Built by King U Thong (Ayutthaya’s first ruler) in 1357, the temple is also known as "Chao Phaya Thai Temple" and has a large Chedi that dominates the skyline. The Chedi was built in 1592 to celebrate King Naresuan’s single-handed defeat of the then Burmese Crown Prince after an elephant back duel. The size of the Chedi was intended to match that of Phu Khao Thong – a Pagoda purportedly built by the Burmese which is visible in the distance from the temple." - in http://www.discoverythailand.com/Ayutthaya_Wat_Yai_Chai_Mongkol.asp

I bought this card in Lisbon during the Expo 98.

1 comment:

BeachILike said...

I can send you more card from Thailand!