History & Culture

Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit

Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit contains one of the largest bronze Buddha images found in Thailand and also houses numerous smaller images. Destroyed by the Burmese in 1767, the temple was returned to its former glory through renovation in 1956. The temple has a lot of historical significance and was the original site for Royal cremations; a practice that now takes place at Sanam Luang in Bangkok.

Details: Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit opens daily between 08.30 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.
Address: Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Tel: +66 3532 1797

How to get there: Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit is easily accessible by bicycle and and Tuk-Tuk from the centre of the town, the palace is located south of Wat phara Si San Phet.