Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit
Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Built in the late 15th century, Wat Phra Si Sanphet was the city's largest temple and used by several kings. It once contained a...
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Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit information
Lonely Planet review
Next to Wat Phra Si Sanphet is this sanctuary hall, which houses one of the largest bronze Buddha images in Thailand. This 17m-high figure has undergone several facelifts due to lightning strikes and fire.
In 1955 the then Burmese Prime Minister donated 200,000B to restore the building, an act of belated atonement for his country's sacking of the city 200 years before.