Wat Ratchaburana

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The legend of the famous gremlin guard is a story recounted in the memories of many people. Beginning with this place, Wat Ratchaburana in Ayutthaya

Wat Ratchaburana was built during the reign of King Rama II in 1452 after King Nakarinthathirat passed away. Stories say that two sons, Chao Phraya and Chao Yi Phraya came to compete for the throne among themselves. However, Sam Phraya, the third son, later came to enshrine the royal throne as the 2nd king and organized a coronation ceremony. The two brothers then built a temple at the place of worship, which is Wat Ratchaburana.

Believe it or not, the treasures were stored in the treasure room in the basement under the main pagoda that was once stolen in 1957. The thieves were later caught, and some of the valuables such as Buddha images and gold artifacts were brought back in 1957. The artifacts are now housed in the nearby Chao Sam Phraya Museum with help from the Fine Arts Department.  

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You can get to Wat Ratchaburana by bus from Mo Chit Bus Terminal in Bangkok, where they will stop at Wat Mahathat near to Wat Ratchaburana. However, you can avoid that altogether by going with a local friend. You can enjoy a comfortable private car ride without the hassle of using a bus! Once you’re there, you can just simply marvel at the whole place!

Visit Wat Ratchaburana with a local