Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit Is Wat Aram Luang located at Pratu Chai Sub-district Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province South of Phra Sri Sanphet Temple The main highlight is the old temple in the city wall. That has been well restored Inside the temple there is Phra Mongkhon Bophit. The large president of the Buddha statue that had been damaged since the loss of Ayudhya II But has all been restored With gold, bronze, clad, gold, according to the present
History : Presumably Built in the early Ayutthaya period around the land of King Bhumibol Adulyadej By following the Chronicles of Phra Mongkhon Bophit Originally enshrined on the east side of Royal palace Some people assume that Used to be enshrined in the outdoor at Chieng Temple before in the year 2146 To slow down on the west side And then create a cover There is evidence from the paintings of westerners who came into the reign of King Prasat Thong that was shaped like a mop.
Later in the year 2246, during the Tiger King. The top of the mop must be a lightning (lightning). The fire on the broken mop, must be broken. Therefore, please give the mondop to be a temple, but still the top part of the mondop And repair the Buddha’s head Even in the reign His Highness Completely restored Change the roof like today When losing the last Ayutthaya, the temple and the Buddha image were burned. Dilapidated The machine on the temple was broken down and had to be drunk. And the right arm broken
In the year 2474, the ancient Phraya Rajanin period The position of Suwitthapiban, Ayutthaya Khunying Amornsombat with them Asked to submit a story to repair the temple But the government does not allow Due to the need to maintain the archaeological model Which will be designed for outdoor sanctuaries like Dibutsu of Japan But at that time, the government still had no budget ready to proceed.
Later in the year 2499, the government of Field Marshal P. Pibulsongkram Therefore initiated the restoration of the temple and the new Buddha statue as seen today. At the time of the restoration of Phra Mongkhon Bophit in the year 2500, the Fine Arts Department found a large number of Buddha images contained in the right hand side. Chao Sam Phraya National Museum and Chandrakasem National Museum
Phra Mongkhon Bophit is a large Buddha statue, cast by one bronze in Thailand. Gilded with a brick core As for the outer surface, covered with bronze, is made of a piece of cement connected to a height of 12.54 meters, a lap width of 4 wah. The assumption that it was built during the reign of King Rama I, around 2081, was originally enshrined outdoors. Later in the reign of King Songtham, he was summoned to the southwest of Phra Sri Sanphet Temple.