Sunday, July 17, 2016

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat (Suphanburi) ~ The Old Stupa (Chedi) ~ Phra PhongSuphan Of Benjapakee (Part 1/2).

There are two sides of this temple (old and new). The old section is not in a very good state but is worth seeing, we sharing photos for old section for this part 1 and new section for part 2. The old section main attraction is the old Stupa or known as Chedi. It is built at least 600 years old and was once in the heart of the ancient town of Suphannaphum (now is suphanburi). The main stupa or Chedi also once housed relics of the Lord Buddha, but it was sacked by raiders and left in ruins. Raiders targeted votive tablets, created in the Suphanburi style, which had been stored there. The tablets are among the top five most sought-after series in the Kingdom.
 The banner and the old Chedi of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. This old Chedi is contains the old amulets (Phra PhongSuphan, Phra Mahasuan, Phra Leela & other) of Suphanburi style.
 The stone of information for this heritage old chedi.
 The side of the Chedi compound area and the new section temple is next to the Chedi.
 The restoring temple building.
 The front side of the old chedi and is topped with a rounder spire. The Chedi or stupa was built from bricks without the use of cement. Thus, archaeologists have deduced that the structure dates from the pre-Ayutthaya period, from the U Thong Suphannaphum era. Then recent years, the stairway been built by cement.
 The photo taken with the old Chedi.
 The front side also with old quarter section of temple (with another old chedi).
 Thie stairway is leading to Chedi top side.
 Inside the center is venerated the Phra Buddha statues.
 From top side of Chedi, we could see the old section of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat.
 The banner of new issued amulets by Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat.
From Chedi top side also can view the new section of the temple. In part 2 we will sharing more photos for new section of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat.
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