Yai supports people with autism, down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, among others. Wat yai chai mongkhon, the temple is regarded as the most important historic temple and the most popular tourist temple in ayutthaya history background. Over 600 years old, it was the heart and soul of the ayutthaya people. If you book with tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund.
Highlight of the monastery is its very large imposing prang dominating the area. Wat yai chai mongkhon is a buddhist temple in ayutthaya, thailand. Wat yai chai mongkol is situated to the southeast and opposite to ayutthaya city. This is an active buddhist temple with many beautiful statues of buddha and smaller shrines on the grounds. History background this monastery was built in 57 a. The large central chedi of wat yai chai mongkon at the southeast edge of town lies the huge bellshaped chedi of wat ya chai mongkon. Wat yai chai mongkol, wat mahathat, wat phra sri sanphet, wat chai wattanaram. Wat phra chao phyathai, populary known as wat yai chai mongkol, is situated to the southeast of the city. This monastery was built by king uthong which exhumed the bodies of chao kaeo and chao thai who died of cholera, and cremated. If you book with viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of. It was almost completely destroyed by the burmese during thaiburmese war. It obviously is one of the major temples in the ayutthaya area, and both tourists and local worshippers visit the wat.
We recommend booking wat yai chai mang khon tours ahead of time to secure your spot. Wat yai chai mongkol, the great victory temple, which commemorates the last elephant war between thai and burmese. Evidence of a large moat that once existed around the site suggests that it was once an important khmerstyle temple complex in ayodhya, a settlement that predated the ayutthaya kingdom. Dwell in the history of wat yai chai mongkhon thai temple that was built by king u thong in 57 for meditation. On this day trip to thailands history, well roam the ancient capital of ayutthaya as well as visit the bang pain royal palace along the way. Wat yai chai mongkol is an ancient buddhist temple situated to the southeast of. Their enthusiasm stood out among the parades 3,000 participants. The monastery was built by king uthong, the first king of ayutthaya.
Wat yai chai mongkol was built in the year 57, by the first ruler of the kingdom of ayutthaya king uthong. Ayutthaya city tour from bangkok with traditional thai. The thing that i didnt like about is the drop off in the end of the tour was not in the meeting place as i. Although we didnt have too many expectations for this day, we were quiet surprised at how many temples and ruins there were to see in ayutthaya. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit top attractions like the massive big buddha statue and sacred wat chalong temple. An impressively large reclining buddha statue lies in the temple grounds. Check out the best tours and activities to experience wat yai chai mongkhon. Phra khun paen,kru wat yai chai mongkol,nakhon sri. We will also see other temples in ayutthaya like wat chaiwattanaram, wat yai chai chai monkon or wat pananchoeng. Wat mongkol nimit talat yai all you need to know before. This extraordinary growth shows the ongoing need for these important services, and yais success in offering them. Sep 07, 2012 this is the fourth in a fivepart series on ayutthaya, thailand about wat yai chai mongkhon, a restored buddhist temple dating back to the ayutthaya kingdom period 501767.
The monastery was dedicated to the monks who had gone to study practical buddhism in ceylon. A large chedi of this wat can be seen from a far distance. Visitors can walk up to see phra chedi chai mongkol closely. Visiting ayutthaya architecture of the buddhist world. Jul, 2015 a spirited group of people with disabilities, families, staff and board members from yai cheered and marched proudly in new york citys first disability pride parade on sunday. Wat yai chai mongkol temple of the reclining buddha the temple of the reclining buddha contained an immense statue of buddha, the only one weve ever seen of buddha not in his traditional seated position and, as such, the reclining buddha represents buddha after his death. Wat yai chai mongkol or wat chao phaya thai is a temple a short distance from the ruined walls of ayutthaya. There is also an elephant camp just opposite khum khun phaen offering elephant rides as well as daily shows and feeding from 9.
Buddha images in the gallery around the main chedi at wat yai chaimongkol. Well visit the main temples of the archeological park including wat yai chai mongkol, wat mahathat, wat mongkol borpit, wat phrasri samphet and wat chaiwatthanaram. Media in category wat yai chai mongkon the following 188 files are in this category, out of 188 total. Wat yai chai mongkhon or the great monastery of auspicious victory is located off the city island in the southeastern area of ayutthaya in present phai ling subdistrict. Quite a few foreigners make it here and the temple is an extremely popular pilgrimage site for thais, so it does get crowded. By 19th century, phraku pawanarangsi took hold of wat yai chaimongkol and had it restructured to its former grandeur. Nov 02, 2014 without the mongkol many fighters do not enter the ring. Wat yai chai mongkhon in the ayutthaya historical park. Do you need to book in advance to visit wat yai chai mang khon. It enshrines one of the largest buddha statue in thailand phra mongkhlon bophit, with a total height of 16.
Wat yai chai mongkhon, ayutthaya, thailand asian historical. The first article described the historic city of ayutthaya. Wat yai chai mongkol, ayutthaya, thailand the travelling phase. Travelers interested in thai culture and history, as well as buddhism, will love. Sep 20, 2014 wat yai chai mongkol, is situated to the southeast of the city. See all 70 wat yai chai mang khon tours on tripadvisor. The site was dedicated to the monks of the pa kaeo sect, recently returned from ceylon where they had been studying under the influential buhddist teacher phra. Reclining buddha at viharn phraphutthasaiyat vihara of the reclining buddha image, wat yai chaimongkol, ayutthaya. It is believed to have been built during the reign. Explore the ancient capital of ayutthaya in a day takemetour. Discover the ancient temples of ayutthaya on a 1day tour.
Local lunch and shopping for some souvenirs at ayothaya floating market. Wat yai chai mongkhon has always been a working monastery and today it houses many monks in thaistyle wooden houses across the car park. Bang pain summer palace, wat chaiwatthanarm, and wat yai chai mongkol with night market tour from siam paragon recommended tour with very accommodating tour guide. Wat yai chai mongkol, is situated to the southeast of the city. It was during the reign of king rama or king u tong who established ayutthaya. The temple was founded in the second half of the 14 th century during the reign of king u thong, first ruler of ayutthaya.
The city was founded in 50 by king ramathibodi i, who reigned at that time in the territory of lopburi. Stop by the wat mahathat whose construction began during the reign of king borom rachathirat i in 74 a. It is worn during the wai khru ceremony in the ring. Phra khun paen,phan,kru wat yai chai mongkol,nakhon sri. Video of wat yai chai mongkol at bottom of this page.
Vihara phra mongkhon bophit, ayutthaya tripadvisor. The monastery was destroyed by the burmese in 1766 and only reestablished again in 1957. Wat yai chaimongkol in ayutthaya bangkok beyond blog. All quite unique and very detailed, and none of them too crowded. The satellite stupas of varied structural forms and contemporary with the main stupa are lined up outside the gallery. A visit to the knowledge of historical stories in ayutthaya well. Speaks of a history of freedom, glory and wisdom in thailand since the th century, it has hovered as a remembrance to the whole of the kingdom of siam and its glorious history, when siam was the unchallenged ruler that united the golden peninsula. A guide to traditional and contemporary forms thames and. The temple is located by the ping river, on charoen prathet road in the old city center. Wat yai chai mongkol is located not far from the ruins at ayutthaya and is known for the large statue of the reclining buddha located there. It was built in ayuttaya era 400 years ago by king nare suan, who was the greatest king of thailand, with his restoration of independence from myanmar invansion. What is going on with mongkon mongkol, and why the headband for traditional fighters is so important, you will learn here. Pictures of wat yai chai mongkol mongkhon, ayutthaya.
Wihan phra mongkhon bophit is a fully restored temple since 1957 with history that dates back to the 1600s. Wat yai chai mongkol and the temple of the reclining buddha. These buddhas were found many years ago in the chedi around king rama 5 age. The best sleeping position for back pain, neck pain, and sciatica tips from a physical therapist duration. According to tripadvisor travelers, these are the best ways to experience wat yai chai mang khon. Ayutthaya city tour from bangkok with traditional thai dress. Phra maha chedi chai mongkol nong phok 2020 all you need. Good book on thai history thailand lonely planet forum. The place is a buddhist temple, built extensively by king uthong. Wat pa kaeo became an important temple when it was made the seat of the supreme patriarch of the forest sect of buddhism. Wat yai chai mongkol or mongkhon is located a few kilometers southeast of ayutthaya island. Wat yai chai mongkhon, or the great monastery of auspicious victory according to the website history of ayutthaya, is a restored buddhist temple located in southeast ayutthaya. Full day tour from bangkok the temples of ayutthaya. Wat yai chai mongkhon in ayutthaya, thailand world.
Here we have a phra khun paen,kru wat yai chai mongkol,phra nakhon sri ayutthaya buddha amulet, beautiful shades of white with gold gild and set in a beautiful casing. Bangkok to wat yai chai mongkhon 5 ways to travel via train, bus. Further, a line of beautifully clad buddha statues can be found next to the stupa. In the past it bears other names as wat pa kaeo, wat chao phraya thai and wat yai chaiya mongkhon. Wat yai chai mongkol is the chronicle of one assumed that this temple built since the reign of king u thong. Wat yai chai mongkhon in ayutthaya, thailand world adventurers. View all attractions near phra maha chedi chai mongkol on tripadvisor. Located a few kilometers from the ayutthaya island is the wat yai chai mongkol temple, which will transport you to a bygone era.
Ayutthaya was built on a small island at the junction of three rivers. Book your tickets online for wat yai chai mang khon, ayutthaya. This monastery was built by king uthong which exhumed the bodies of chao kaeo and chao thai who died of cholera, and cremated in 57. Wihan phraphutthasaiyat the name of the ordination hall was constructed in the reign of king naresuan the great for religious adoration and royal meditation. Wat yai chai mongkol or mongkhon, built during the early period.
Ok, so ive been looking for a good book on thai history for a while and all i have been able to find are completely objective ones that go something like in this year this person became king till someone else killed him, then he became king and moved the empire they have been very dry and almost impossible to read. Wat yai chai mongkol is an ancient royal monastery in ayutthaya built in 57. Wat yai chai mongkol is a temple with a history of major events related to many of ayudhya. A chedi and viharn were built, the temple was named wat pa kaeo.
Wat yai chai mongkhon simple english wikipedia, the free. Wat yai chai mongkol was built during the 14th century and consists of a main chedi that is 62. Phra mongkhon bophit is one of the largest bronze buddha images in thailand and is housed in a wihan. A spectacular white reclining buddha and a huge chedi thai for stupa depicting the pride and glory days of ayutthaya. Being christian, we mostly just go to see these kinds of sights because we appreciate the history and the. Buddhists tend to go up to pay homage to lord buddha and phra chedi chai mongkol while nonbuddhists tourists are up to take a picture and see views from a high angle of wat yai chai mongkol.
The impressive stupa chedi at wat yai chai mongkol, ayutthaya. This monastery became known as wat yai chaimongkhon. Today, yai has a team of over 4,000 employees and supports over 20,000 people in the idd community. Wat yai chai mongkhon, the monastery of auspicious victory is located east of the historical island. Highlight of the monastery is its very large imposing prang. Nov 20, 2016 bangkang temple is located at srichan district, supanburi province. The chedi was built in 1592 by one of ayutthayas greatest kings, nareusan the great, to commemorate a victory over the burmese won in the same year. About wat yai chai mongkol located a few kilometers from the ayutthaya island is the wat yai chai mongkol temple, which will transport you to a bygone era. Youll have to cross the pridithamrong bridge out of the city. As per the history, build by king uthong in the 57 a. Among the mustsee attractions in thailand are the palaces, temple ruins and historical sites of ayutthaya. The mongkol is a blessed headband and thus a talisman. Today, buddhist monks still hold regular meditation sessions at the monastery. After that, leave for at ayutthaya or ancient city the second capital of thailand.806 1046 267 545 571 995 428 884 1171 817 481 51 186 1347 750 857 16 1480 1177 355 1355 636 1368 196 1070 1158 55 590 312 963 1147 111 1210 1443 864 1465