Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat

An ancient prang by the river

Photo of Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat, , Ratchaburi

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The Wat is undergoing extensive renovation, and there is archaeological research underway. The Wat i...

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What we say: 3 stars

The prang is believed to date back to the 10th or 11th century but has been modified since. More recently there has been a substantial renovation, with many archaeological finds (sometimes concreted to the ground) displayed within the greater grounds.

The wat is quite pleasant and worth visiting. To find it, take the road in front of the National Museum and follow it to the west, follow the dogleg around the modern wat and keep going. Eventually you'll reach a T-junction; turn left and then take the right veer and you'll eventually see the prang to your left.

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Woradet Rd around 1.5km to the west of Ratchaburi
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
Last updated: 15th September, 2013

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Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.
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