Cultural attractions in Thailand are always great places of visit. They possess the ability to enchant all visitors by displaying their magnificent architectural talents widely appreciated all over the world. Wat Panan Choeing is one such admirable Buddhist temple in the historical sity of Ayutthaya. You can enjoy the beauty of this wonderful setting while engaging in a world renowned Chao Phraya Cruise offered by Anantara Cruises.
Wat Phanan Choeng temple is located on the east bank of the beautiful Chao Phraya River and it is now part of the Ayutthaya Historical Park, a popular tourist attraction. In fact, this temple had been constructed as early as 1324, even before Ayutthaya was officially found. Yet, it is believed the remaining temple is an extensively renovated establishment.
Moreover, the most attractive aspect of this setting is the impressive large Buddha image housed in the tall building. It is 19 metres of height and it too has undergone extensive restoration to protect it in the current status. It is in the posture of subduing Mara. Furthermore, it has been constructed in bricks and mortar.
It is also believed that this temple has a special relationship with the Chinese because the large Buddha image was restored by a respected Chinese traveller. You will also observe many Chinese writing as you enter the temple. Thus, this location has become a place of respect for Chinese as well.
Wat Phanan Choeng also stands out from many other temples because this temple is found to be a live setting. There are crowds of people almost every day to enjoy the eye-gripping beauty of the temple and worship Lord Buddha. Also, there are festivals and occasions of celebration taking place very often.
To sum up, this is an amazing cultural point to witness the historical values of Thailand culture.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.