Wat Thammikarat

The second stop of my Ayutthaya adventure was Wat Thammikarat.

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Biking from Wat Mahathat to Wat Thammikarat felt like forever as I checked the distance in the map. I can still remember how hot it was biking with my tripod on my shoulders. I can also remember the countless times I almost got hit by a car/bus/truck as I wobbled on the side of the street. What a relief it was to see tourists in Wat Thammikarat!

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Wat Thammikarat or Thummikarat isย located in U-Thong Road whereย many active Buddhist monks reside. Reconstructions have been done over time to preserve the ruins.ย One of the popular parts of Wat Thammikarat is this large bell-shaped chedi surrounded by lions (singh that implies majestic courage) made out of bricks and mortar. This was believed to have come from Khmer culture.

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Another part of the ruins shows a number of rooster figures where people make their offerings. The King Naresuan was believed to have liked the game that is why there were many rooster statues there.

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This is a reclining Buddha facing north with toes covered with gold leaf and mirror.

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Source:ย Thailand Secret Tour

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