This old temple was built since the early phase of Ayutthaya Era. It is believed to be built in the early years of the reign of King Ramesuan, the 2nd King of Ayutthaya Era, in the area where the body of King U-thong, King Ramesuan’s father, was cremated. Since King Ramesuan’s reign lasted only 1 year, the construction of this temple is believed to be completed in the reign of the next king or King Racharhirat I; otherwise, the construction of this temple might be completed during the time when King Ramesuan accessed to the throne for the second time 20 years later.
The outstanding archaic construction of this temple is the great pagoda that is in pretty good conditions and is surrounded by many other pagodas and stupas in medium and small sizes.
At the back of Phra Ram Temple, there is a big pond, which is a public park now. There is also a walking path to Wat Mahathat.
Opening Hours: Everyday from 08:00 – 18:00, admission fee for the Thais is 10 baht.
Location: On the city island, Naresuan Road, opposite to the entrances to Mong Khon Bophit Pantheon and Phra Si Sanphet Temple