Wat Thepthidaram : Sunthon Phu Museum

Wat Thepthidaram : Sunthon Phu Museum

Travel to Bangkok Take a tour “Thepthidaram Worawihan Temple” with the story of Unseen, worth knowing both historical and cultural values. Another important monastery of Rattanakosin

          Thepthidaram Temple Worawihan It is one of the important temples of Rattanakosin. And one of the attractions Which has been popular with tourists for a small amount In traveling to visit Thai architecture and fine arts That maintains the identity of the era Become a valuable cultural heritage And should be worth conservation Allowing future generations to experience and appreciate this world-class cultural heritage.

History of the goddess of the temple

          Thepthidaram Temple Worawihan Located at Mahachai Road Samran Rat Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon District, is a royal monastery of the third type, Worawihan, King Rama III, King Rama III, was established in 1836 to honor His Majesty the King. Her Royal Highness Krom Muen Apsorn Suda Which is a royal daughter who is very kind and gracious And built successfully in the year 2382, given the name “Wat Thepthidaram” due to His Highness Krom Muen Apsorn Suda Donate funds for His Majesty to participate in the construction as well.

Thepthidaram Temple Worawihan Regarded as an old temple Many people should know this temple. As once the residence of the world’s major poet, “Sunthorn Phu”, which is part of the goddess of the temple. Is another tourist attraction that tourists are interested in Including many unseen stories Both in terms of history, architecture and other arts that make the Wat Thepthidaram Worawihan Becoming an important source of knowledge of Rattanakosin 

1. Hidai: Outstanding Conservation Award from UNESCO

          Trat Thepthidaram Temple, Worawihan Appear beautiful with Thai architectural features Which has been influenced by Chinese decoration according to the royal style in the reign of King Rama III, is a 2-storey brick-piled brick building, gilded, with a bouquet of grapes There are water-soluble art forms that are available on every door and window. Inside is a collection of scripture scriptures. Like a large library in Buddhism At present, the Tripitaka Hall is not open to the general public to visit. 

          In 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO in the Asia-Pacific region Has declared that the Hall of the Goddess of Mercy, the Goddess of Mercy, has received an outstanding conservation award The guidelines for the conservation of cultural heritage of the Fine Arts Department emphasize restoration and conservation as traditional craftsmen. Which has received cooperation from the villagers in taking care continuously. 

2. The Buddha Deva: The main Buddha image for the temple

Phra Buddha Deva, or Luang Pho Khao (the name of the villagers commonly called), the main Buddha image for the temple of the Buddha statue, carved with pure white stone. Enshrined the Vejyanit Busabok Considered an object that is beautiful and difficult to find Which King Phra Nang Klao, head of the 3rd Reign, please invite the Lord Buddha (Luang Pho Khao) from the Grand Palace. To be enshrined as the main Buddha image of the temple To honor His Highness Krom Muen Apsorn Suda (Lord, Mrs. Wilas) His Highness

And when His Highness King Bhumibol Adulyadej When His Highness His Highness gave a royal offering to the Kathin Has given the name of this Buddha image “The Buddha Deva” means a beautiful Buddha image. At the same time, it is also related to the original name of Her Royal Highness. Krom Muen Apsorn Suda (HRH Princess Vilas) as well. 

3. Buddha’s temple: architectural symbol reflecting femininity.

In general, we may see that the temple of the goddess Wat Thepthidaram Worawihan. Like the temple, other temples, but if you try to observe carefully Will see details that reflect the identity of the popular era By the gable of the temple, decorated with glazed tiles, no chafa, leaves, and tails, which are in line with the royal popularity of King Rama III.

If observing the gable area of ​​the temple Will see a double glazed swan color In which the belief of Chinese swans is the god of all poultry And used the swan as a symbol for Hong Kong Which represents the noble woman That comes with beauty And the virtue of goodness coupled with the dragon which symbolizes the emperor Therefore, the swan image decorated at the temple gable Therefore implies media “Her Royal Highness Krom Muen Apsorn Suda (HRH Princess Wilasai) “The royal daughter of His Majesty King Nang Klao, head of the 3rd reign

And when entering the interior of the temple You will admire the murals as a hibiscus. Which is wrong with the murals at other temples That is often drawn to stories of allegory Including the appearance of Her Royal Highness Krom Muen Apsorn Suda (HRH Princess Vilas) decorated at the entrance of the temple. These are all architectural symbols, reflecting femininity as well. 

4. Phra Viharn: Watch the handsome image of the Buddhist era.

 No matter who has the opportunity to visit the goddess of the goddess. One point that should not be missed is to see the beauty of the handsome statue of Phra Ariyika. A total of 52 cast members with tin Each of which has different gestures Enshrined on the altar in front of the main Buddha image within the temple

And when trying to observe There will be a noble monk who stands out as an elegant person. In the midst of handsome images of all 52 noble monks, including the handsome figure, “Maha Prapabodi Kotmehari”, the first nun that contributed to helping spread Buddhism among women But in the modern era It is difficult for women to be allowed by the Lord Buddha to be ordained as a nun. With the need to adhere to the principles and follow the 8 virtues and 311 precepts, therefore being a nun Therefore requires strong faith in Buddhism In order to attain the Dharma as a royal monk

In addition, the interior painting of the temple, Thepthidaram Worawihan temple Is another interesting thing By bringing the swan image to be painted as a mural Including doors and windows It is a pattern that reflects the prosperity according to the beliefs of Chinese people, such as lotus flower pots, goldfish basin images. And images of peony pots etc. 

5. Sunthornphu Kuti: Contemporary museum through technology media

In this place, no one will not know “Sunthorn Phu”, the poet of Rattanakosin. Who knows that once in your life Thepthidaram Temple Worawihan Used to be a temple at Soonthornphu, since the year 2385, for a total of 3 years at the cubicle of the Faculty of the 7th Faculty, which is currently preserved as a memorial to Sunthorn Phu And open to the general public, students and students to come to study the knowledge from this great poet 

The interior of the cubicle consists of 3 rooms, including:

 “Endless Inspiration Room” showcasing the life path and work of Sunthorn Phu in the history of the early Rattanakosin period. From the reign of King Rama I to King Rama 4, and also his half-cast image when he was a monk Enshrined as a memorial

2. “Mani Panit” room Enjoy and enjoy the poetry collection of Sunthorn Phu’s poetry, whether it be poems, poems, poems and Nirats.

3. The room “South Romkasapasat” presents the amulet Including the utensils of Soonthornphu when he was ordained as a monk

 In addition, a special visit to Sunthorn Phu Cloister Is bringing the technology of Augmented Reality, a technology that combines the real world and the digital world together. To help present the knowledge linked to Soonthornphu Through such technology It is considered the opening of the presentation of the autobiography of Sunthorn Phu. The poet of Rattanakosin Under the context of modern society

Open daily Monday – Sunday from 09.00-17.00 hrs. Free of charge 
Location: Wat Thepthidaram Worawihan 70 Mahachai Road, Samran Rat Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok 10200 
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