Wat Prayurawongsawararam Worawihan Is a second-class monastery built by Somdet Chao Phraya Boromracha Maha Prayurawong (Dit Bunnag). The construction of this temple began in 1828 with the donation of this noble coffee garden for the temple. King Rama III, named for Prayurawongsawas Temple And completed in the year 2398 in the reign of King Rama IV,
formerly called the iron fence Because there is a fence with a red iron ton It is said that the sugar is exchanged for iron. There is a mountain model in Khao Tao area. In the past, there were very large turtles, full of ponds to enter food. The second highest pagoda of Thonburi side, second only to Phra Prang, Wat Arun. There is a sacred Buddha image in the old temple. Little Naga Buddha
Chedi Phra Chedi
The most prominent feature of this temple is the white pagoda. The pagoda relics have a base height of 60.5 m and a diameter of 50 m. The base has 54 arches with a runway around the circumference of 162 meters. There are 18 small pagodas around the base.
In 1871, the lightning bolt of the Chedi Boratat and the damage was repaired in 1918. Within the basement of this pagoda there were many relics.
In the year 2005, the chedi was found to be tilted in meters. After a technical study by engineers, there was a major reconstruction effort since 2007-2008, although most repair work was completed during this time. The major problem of fixing the tilt of the central pillar in the pagoda was not yet received. Revision until 2010
During the revival, many relics were discovered in the pagoda on November 5, 2007. There are over 300 Buddha images discovered in the basement, and on November 7, 2007, there were 1,000 more discoveries.
Prayun Bundanyan Museum – Buddha Museum
The relics are displayed in the adjacent Parindra Pariyattidharma Sala building, which used to be a public library and changed its name to Prayun Bundanan Museum. Incidentally, the restoration, including the museum building and the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Conservation Award, also covers the museum.
Rock Garden – Tao Mountain,
the third tourist attraction in Prayunwongsawat Temple, is a rock garden. The garden is designed with stones that appear like small mountains in a turtle-filled lake, hence the name of the mountain turtle or Khao Mo (Mo is from Khmer word meaning rock).
The stone that is displayed is 30 meters high, 48 meters long and 42 meters wide. The inspiration of this tiny stone mountain comes from the idea of a molten wax candle stacked into a mound. There is a pagoda on the top along with the shrine and pagoda pavilion. (Rectangular pagoda) In addition to these miniatures, there is also a real-size pavilion for tourists to relax and feed turtles in the pond.
Recognition from UNESCO in conservation efforts is a commendable achievement of Prayurawongsawas Temple. The Buddha statue in the museum is an invaluable artifact. A beautiful rock garden is an oasis of peace and tranquility, a precious holy place to seek relief in these difficult times.
The temple is open daily from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm. Admission is free.
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