Temples of Thailand - a photographic journey
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Wat Khot Thimtharam
Updated 2008: We visited Wat Khot Thimtharam twice. Once in 2003 and again in 2008. The temple was built in the reign of King Narai the Great of Ayutthaya. The real interesting items about the temple are located to the side of the new Ubosot and off from the main buildings. An ancient Buddha image which is now covered by a modern roof is said to be several hundred years old. The old Ubosot with stucco decorations on the outside and interesting murals on the inside is also located here, but it is guarded by an old monk who was not too friendly. Most of what he said to us was not nice, so we decided to leave quickly after a brief look at the murals, which are in really bad shape. The old Ubosot also looked like it was rather used as a Kuti (a monks dwelling) and was covered with all kinds of things on the floor. It would be of great historical value if the temple took better care of the building.