History & Culture

Wat Ratchaburana

Constructed in the 15th century by King Sam Phraya as a memorial for his brothers, Wat Ratchaburana features a Khmer-style tower (or ‘Prang’). The temple was damaged by fire in 1967 and many of the temple’s artifacts were transferred to the Chao Sam Phraya National Museum. The temple does though feature Ayutthayan frescoes displayed in its crypt. This is a good temple to visit, but there are probably more important sites to visit if you are short on time.

Details: Admission is 30 Baht and the temple is open daily from 08:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m.

How to get there: Wat Ratchaburana is on Si San Phet Road, a short walk from the TAT office. A tuk-tuk from the centre of town.