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  Wat Rachaburana

                Located beside Wat Mahathat, it was built during the reign of King
Boromrachathirat II (Chao Samphraya) in 1424 at the cremation site of his elder
brothers, where Chao Ai and Chao Yi engaged in single handed combat on
elephant's back (to compete) for the throne, but both were killed. This combat
ground is near Pa Than bridge between Wat Mahathat and Wat Ratchaburana
Two pagodas were built there and only foundation stones remain now.
Wat Ratchaburana has many interesting parts such as the door entrance in front
of the monastery which is the architecture of late Ayutthaya period,Wihara Luang
with narrow rectangular holes instead of windows on the wall of the middle
Ayutthaya period. The main Prang is decorated with figures of garuda,giant,
monkey and lion. In the main prang, two crypts filled with golden royal treasures,
such as Buddha images and votive tablets, were found. These treasures are
exhibited in the Chao Sam Phya National Museum, Ayutthaya.
 
 
  Wat Phraram
       This monastery was established by King Ramesuan in 1368 at the cremation site
of King Ramathibodi I (King U-Thong), his father. Afterwards it was restored in the
reign of King Borom Trai Lokanath and King Boromkote. Its architectural style is of
King Boromkote's time. At present, the temple is situated near Phra Ram pond which
has originally called "Nong Sano". In the temple, there remains a main prang
surrounded by a cloister containing deteriorated stone Buddha images. The ubosot
(ordination hall) is in north of the site.
 
 
Wat Thamigarat
       Located on the east of the Palace, according to the legend, Phra Ya Thamigarat,
King Sai Nam Phung?s son, built Wat Mukarat on his accession to the throne.
The name was changed to Wat Thamigarat later. It was assumed to be as old as
Wat Phanan Cherng. It is located near the wall of the Palace which was later
designated as Wat Phra Sri San Phet. There used to be a large beautiful bronze
Buddha image enshrined in Wihara Songtham. Now, only the head of the image
is kept in the Chao Sam Phraya National Museum. The main pagoda in Ceylonese bell
style is surrounded by standing Singha Statures with 13 small pagodas.The declining
  Buddha image, whose footprint is decorated with colorful glasses, is enshrined in
  the Wihara Phranon.
  Wat Suwan Dararam
       Located on Pomphet Fort, it was constructed by the grandfather of King Rama I
in Ayutthaya period. Its former name was called "Wat Thong". After ascending the
throne in Bangkok, King Rama I had the monastery restored and Somdet Phra
Boworn Rachachao Maha Surasinghanart demanded mural paintings of celestial
beings on the upper part of the wall and the Jataka Stories on the lower part
and image portray of the Buddha sub- duing the Mara with Mother of Earth as
his witness; the rear wall depicts scenes of haven and hell, similar to the painting
at Phutthaisawan at Bangkok's National Museum.  The monastery has been
  continuously renovated by Chakri Dynasty and the mural paintings are still in good
  condition up till now.
  Mu Ban Protuket ( Portuguese Village)
            There are three historical ruins: San Paolo, San Domingo and San Predo.
It is believed that King Songtham had San Predo, the first church built in Thailand,
constructed for the Portuguese Christians. In 1984,the Fine Arts Department and
Beng Gien Foundation had restored the ruins in the village. The ancient remains
of San Petro and some antique objects were unearthed together with human
skeletons such as a large quantity of earthenware of the local and from abroad.
 
 
  Japanese Village
              It is located in the Kho Rian Sub-district. In the late 16 century, lots of
foreigners came to Thailand to do business. The Japanese ships traveled to some
Southeast Asian countries to do trading, some came to Ayutthaya. A group of
Japanese was allowed to settle down here like other foreigners. Since then more
Japanese came to Ayutthaya and had their own leader. Nagamasa Yamada was
a favorite leader of King Thongtham who later appointed him as Okya Sena Phimuk.
After the king died in 1628. Okya Sena Phimuk demonstrated his loyalty to the
king's children by having won over the rebels in Nakhon Srithammarat and was
  appointed as governor of Nakhon Srithammarat. He died in 1639.The Thailand -
  Association has engraved the village history. The Village has been restored to
  make it a tourist attraction and a memorial of friendship between Thailand and Japan.
   
   
   
 
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