Monday, March 24, 2008

The Great Temple of Auspicious Victory

WAT YAI CHAYA MONGKOL - The Great Temple of Auspicious Victory - derived its name from the Chedi built to commemorate the renowned victory of "King Naresuan The Great" over the massive Burmese invasion in 1593. Located in the old Capital City of Ayutthaya, it is also the home of the famous Reclining Buddha.

Here as some of the pics I have taken from the temple:





In my last day in Thailand, I headed to Ayutthaya - the former capital of Thailand. This is where the Wat Yai Chaya Mongkol or The Great Temple of Auspicious Victory is located.

With the establishment of Atutthaya as the capital city in 1350, King U-thong proclaimed this temple the "royal" temple. At that time, it bore the name "Wat Chao Phya Thai". The temple had been the place of many historical events. It was the seat of the Buddhist patriarchs and monks of the Forest Tradition (Aranyavasi School). which was noted for the practice of meditation and insight.

24 comments:

  1. Most wonderful photos. And loved the cloths on the Buddha statues.

    Did you have a nice Easter?

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  2. wow! very interesting culture.

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  3. Cool photos! I would love to visit Thailand one day... for the culture and for the food :)

    Thanks for the visit!

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  4. You always take very nice pictures. If I may ask, what camera are you using?

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  5. Great shots. So many Buddhas and some of them are all dressed up. They are all dressed up in yellow, y?

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  6. belated happy easter. great shots. ang galing nung reclining buddha.

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  7. @ kris jasper - same to u. goodluck on ur review.

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  8. quintarantino - tnx. just a quiet time with family.

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  9. @ the dong - yeah, and a great experience too especially with the language barrier and stuff.

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  10. @ jmom - colorful culture and super spicy hot food. u will gonna love them.

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  11. @ arlene - tnx. i use canon ixus 75 as my point and shoot and canon eos 400 as my digital single lens reflex. i am still experimenting on the latter thou.

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  12. @ vinzent - oo nga no? bakit kaya puro dilaw? i have no idea, i will let u know pag nalaman ko.

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  13. @ dailyphotographer - ang haba ng reclining buddha, ang laki ng paa. di ko lang na include yung pic ng paa.

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  14. Interesting culture, aye? It is the culture that you fall in love w/when you're at Thailand; me thinks.

    (:

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  15. gotta see this place. thanks for sharing, lawstude! =D

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  16. been dying to go to Thailand. i was only able to visit Phuket. but I want to see Buddhas and ruins and temples and more culture. very nice pics. :-)

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  17. Ayutthaya is one of the paces I would like to visit in Thailand, as well as Chang Mai and Krabi. Dami mo rin pala nalibot dun.

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  18. @ kyels - the culture embraces it all... the people, the place and the food, the colors and much more.

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  19. @ dyosa - really fascinating country. i wouldn't hesitate to go back. i love phuket eventhough i haven't been there.

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  20. @ ferdz - just bangkok and ayutthaya. bitin nga eh pero ok lang 'coz it will always want me to come back there.

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  21. i dont know why you are so much inclined on taking and collecting pictures like these.they are so fantantic!!actually i love them.but,is the habit so time consuming knowing there are so many things out there to think and to do and you know you are getting old.

    dont get me wrong with my comment i am not in any way against you bec i dont know you personally but i saw on your profile that you are old and still single.

    do you think you love doing these things more than getting on into more intimate relationship and thinking about the possibility of making a family?

    but in fairness i love the way you made your blog i just happened to pass by.good day!!!

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  22. Lawstude, sobrang haba nga nung reclining Buddha.Nahirapan din akong kuhanan yan.

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