Wat Cheung Tha   -  
 Known as: Wat Choeng Tha
 Description: Wat Cherng Tha is located north of the city island, left hand side of the Lopburi River near the Mai Rong ditch which is a dock for storing royal yacht. The location of the temple is on the other side of the island city so it was named ‘Wat Cherng Tha’ or ‘Wat Teen Tha’.

There is no explicit evidence about the era this temple was established or even by whom. But Wat Cherng Ta is related to some historical legend and was mentioned in some Thai literatures. Therefore Wat Cherng Tha was called by other names too. There was a story that there was once a millionaire who built a home for newly wedding couple for his daughter but she sneaked out with a man and never came back. So, instead of giving her, a millionaire gave it to the temple instead. So the temple was also called ‘Wat Koi Tha’. This story was told in Luang Lakr Pranee’s nirat too.

Moreover, Wat Chermg Tha is related to the history of King Taksin. Wat Gosawas or Wat Klang was a place where the King studied Thai and Kamer language when he was young.

Inside Wat Cherng Tha was beautifully decorated by architecture, paintings, sculptures, from the later period of Ayutthaya. This is another place to learn more about Ayutthaya’s history.

Wat Cherng Tha is located at Tumbol Wa Sugree, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya. For more information please call 03-532-8030, 03-532-8031 or visit the website www.watchoengthar.com

How to get there: From Bangkok, when taking a direct route to Ayutthaya city, cross the King Naresuan bridge, go straight to the end of the road. When you see Rachapat Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya institution you’ll see the T-junction. Take a left exit. Go straight until you see another T-junction then take a right exit. Drive pass the province hospital and Somdej Phra Sri Nakarintr Garden on the right hand side. When you arrive the intersection, go straight until you see Phra Sri Suriyotai Chedi on your right hand side and turn left at the T-junction again. Cross the bridge and turn right. Not far away you’ll meet your destination
 Province Ayutthaya  Direction:
 District A. Mueang
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 Entry fee Free GPS : 14.36229 N 100.55548 E  
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