Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wat Amphawa in Samut Songkram

Wat Amphawa was built in the land which belonged to grand parents of King Rama II. They later donated their land and built a small monastery there. Around 200 years later (around 1998 or so), it was renovated to commemorate bicentenary of King Rama II. His stature was built next to the Uposoth. Inside the Uposoth, beautiful wall paintings can be found. I was informed by a local keeper that the painting was ceremonially first-touched by HRH Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn in the area pictured.

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