Wat Yai Suwannaram
Buddhist temple close to day market.
Wat Phra Suang
Hip cafe that draws lots of students and makes a fine, air-conditioned retreat from the afternoon sun.
A good spot for people-watching, the day market, north of the clock tower, has food stalls on the perimeter serving the usual noodle...
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Wat Yai Suwannaram information
This expansive temple compound was originally built in Ayuthaya during the 17th century and was moved to Phetchaburi and renovated during the reign of Rama V (King Chulalongkorn; r 1868–1910). Legend has it that the gash in the ornately carved wooden doors of the lengthy wooden săh·lah (often spelt as sala ) dates to the Burmese attack. The faded murals inside the bòht date back to the 1730s.
Next to the bòht , set on a murky pond, is a beautifully designed old hŏr đrai (Tripitaka library), though these days it’s home only to pigeons.