Temples of Thailand - a photographic journey
Bangkok Area Provinces: Central North North-East West South East
Wat Tha Sutthawat
Wat Tha Sutthawat was the first temple we visited in Angthong Province. Exciting and disappointing at the same time. Disappointing because my newly acquired 4GB Flash Card had problems saving pictures, which caused me to loose some real great shots. The Ubosot was under renovation when we visited in June 2004 but the murals inside the temple were still very impressive. It was build during Ayuttaya period and is of importance in terms of war and commerce. Near the Ubosot stands a monument of King Naresuran the Great and his brother, King Ekathotsarot. Behind the temple is Ban Bang Sadet, a small village where miniature clay dolls are produced. The same dolls you can buy at much higher prices at Bangkok's Chatuchak Market and at even higher prices at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.