Wat Choeng Tha

Wat of many names

Photo of Wat Choeng Tha, , Ayutthaya

What we say: 2 stars

This small ruined temple is a short walk or ride west of Wat Na Phra Men, also on the northern bank of the Lopburi river.

The main attraction is a Khmer style prang which is simlar to, but smaller than the one at Wat Phra Ram. The temple was thought to have been first constructed in the 1300s and it now has an overgrown feel, although a small active temple on-site and saffron robes wrapped around the chedi keep it from feeling totally neglected.

The wat also has a couple of small Buddha images and an info board by the entrance that lists the many names that the wat has gone by throughout its history.

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North of the island
Last updated: 27th November, 2014

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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