Wat Niwet Thammaprawat

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Let’s stop for a bit to spend time, at a place full of stories where Thai and Western art meet through beautiful and distinctive architecture. This place is Wat Niwet Thammaprawat, a first-class royal temple in Ayutthaya. King Rama 5 ordered for construction to use as a place for royal practices. There is a clear influence of gothic architecture by imitating the Christians. In the temple, there is a passage that tells visitors to sightsee the unique things inside the temple that cannot be found elsewhere. 

Wat Niwet Thammaprawat, is located on an island surrounded by a moat across from Bang Pa-In Palace. Thus, you will need to ride on a cable car to cross the water to the temple, which is free of charge. It departs every 10 minutes or when the car is full. What’s interesting is that the seat of the cable car is dark red mixed with white, designed in classical Thai style. 

The cable car will bring you to the side of the temple. The first thing that you will see is the Cloister Buddha in light pink. Another important highlight not to forget is the domed tower, where it acts as a clock tower with a set of bells.  Above it is the enshrined Buddha's relics.

TakeMeTour's Review

The beautiful blend of Western and Thai architecture is perfect for those who love photography. Besides all the glorious history that comes with it, the sheer beauty of it makes it a perfect photo opportunity, which will make your trip here very worthwhile.

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