The second stop of my Ayutthaya adventure was Wat Thammikarat.
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!
Wat Thammikarat or Thummikarat is located in U-Thong Road where many active Buddhist monks reside. Reconstructions have been done over time to preserve the ruins. 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.
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.
This is a reclining Buddha facing north with toes covered with gold leaf and mirror.
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Source: Thailand Secret Tour
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