It was restored during the reign of King Rama III and today appears as a somewhat typical, if ornate Thai temple.
The main attraction here is a large gold seated Buddha and a beautifully carved ceiling.
An important and active temple in the lives of Ayutthaya residents, Wat Na Phra Men receives few foreign visitors and is a good place to observe traditional Thai temple customs.
If you arrive on a weekend, be prepared for an endless stream of people entering the wiharn to make offerings to the Buddha. A handful of street carts sell cheap food across the road if you get hungry.
How to get there
Wat Na Phra Men is located just north of the island, on the north side of the Lopburi river, and can be reached either by a footbridge to the west or a vehicular bridge to the right off of U-Thong Road.
Last updated on 9th February, 2013.