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Visit Wat Yai Suwannaram (Phetchaburi)

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Presentation Wat Yai Suwannaram

Thai name : วัดใหญ่สุวรรณาราม
My opinion:
This temple is a must to admire the murals by great masters of Ayutthaya period. It was built during the 17th century and renovated during the reign of Rama V at the end of 19th century. The first thing you see is a beautiful wooden hall housing a preaching throne with intricate woodcarvings. The main shrine hall building containing 300 years old mural paintings of mythical angels. In front of it stands a somptuous Standing Buddha image. Next to it a beautifully Tripitaka library stand on a pound with two snakes statues. The temple is under renovation. It is probably our favorite temple in Phetchaburi city.
Buddhas Wat Yai Suwannaram
Inside Wat Yai Suwanaram
Wall paintings Wat Yai Suwannaram

Practical information about Wat Yai Suwannaram

No amdission fee

How to get to Wat Yai Suwannaram ?

If you are staying in town, go there on foot, by bike or even by tuk-tuk, but there are not many of them in Phetchaburi.
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Yai Suwannaram is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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