Wat Ratchaburana is located in Tha Wasukri Sub-district. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province At the foot of the forest charcoal bridge Next to the Mahathat Temple on the east Away from the ancient palace Only slightly is one of the largest and oldest temples in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Built by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn II or Chao Sam Phraya in 1967
Rajaburana Temple is famous and famous for being a number of villains. Illegal digging inside the President’s Prang in 1956 and stealing an enormous amount of wealth to escape. Later, the Fine Arts Department later renovated the excavation. Found many treasures and gold coins At present, the treasures within the dungeon are preserved at Rajaburana Room. Within Chao Sam Phraya National Museum
Rajaburana Temple was built during the reign of King Rama II in the area and the same position that he had given the cremation to Ai Phraya and Chao Yi Phraya. Both His Highness and His Highness died after the battle To wrest the royal throne of King Phra Indra Thirathirat, whose father died in 1967
When His Majesty Phra Nakhon Intharathirat Ascended the throne Being the 6th King of Ayudhya And the 3rd King of Suphanphoom Please give the three sons of His Majesty the King, namely Chao Phraya Chao Phraya and Chao Sam Phraya Dispersed and governed various districts by appointing Chao Phraya The grandson of the city of Suphan Buri, Chao Yi Phraya, the son of the central ruler of Phrae Sriracha. And Chao Sam Phraya, a small son Governor of Chainat (Phitsanulok)
In the year 1967, King Nakharintharathirat died without having established the Viceroy who was the heir to the throne of Ayutthaya. When Chao Phraya and Chao Yi Phraya knew the news of the death Therefore raised the army into the city To win the throne instead of his father Both of them raised the same time. Aon Phraya Tang Army is located near Phlapphla Chai Temple, Coconut Grove.
Chao Yi Phraya set up an army near the Chaiyaphum Temple, coconut forest. Both of them moved to fight. At the present day, the forest charcoal bridges, both of them, have the light of their teeth. Chao Sam Phraya, who did not attend Therefore came from the city of Chainat Reigned in Ayutthaya Instead of his father, he immediately had the name of King Rama II when Chao Sam Phraya ascended the throne. Therefore managed to present the fire cremation Both His Highness and His Highness The place that offered the fire He dedicated the pagoda and the temple is called Chedi Chao Phraya Chao Yi Phraya.
The temple of Phra Ratchaburana has a large and deep repository. The Fine Arts Department has already dug in the year 2500, currently open to visit the dungeon as usual. There is a total of 3 large chambers arranged in a vertical direction. The bottom layer is in the ground level as follows.
1st floor paneling : Is the top layer Previously, there was a wall covering all the images (Chinese pictures of Thep Chumnum etc.) behind the walls, made of small boxes, filled with votive tablets and Buddha images, and in that the villains found 3-4 Buddha statues of gold in the lap.
2nd floor paneling : Is the middle class, with 3 gold trays filled with gold The Fine Arts Department has removed the floor. Therefore making room for the 2nd and 3rd chambers to be connected with the painting of the past of the Lord Buddha Drawn in squares and around. There is a small bronze table located on every facade except the south side. Used to place gold and gold cloths that were stolen to give the impression that it was just a powder
3rd floor paneling : Is the last room Is the most important room Containing relics Which is well preserved in the golden pagoda and around is still full of various Buddha images
Smuggling : The discovery of the dungeon in the year 2499 was a famous news throughout the country. The following year, there was a stealing of a large group of smugglers to dig up the Rajaburana Temple. Found many gold and gemstones But the heavy rain and the rush of the thieves rushed out of the house. The police took a few days to catch and hold some parts of the center. After that, the Fine Arts Department came to dig. It appears that more than 2,000 items have been found in over a hundred thousand votive offerings. More than 100 kilograms of gold is currently stored at the Chao Sam Phraya National Museum.
In the year 2005, there was news that the Phra Phet Thong was found at a museum in the United States. Which is still debated whether or not it is a real antique and if it is actually a temple of Ratchaburana Which is still a current debate