Wat Sam Wihan  
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 Description:   Wat Sam Wihan or the Monastery of the Three Preaching Halls, (also known as
Wat Sam Pihan), is an active temple. It is located north of the city island on the Phaniat
peninsula. It is accessible by Khlong Bang Khuat (also known as Pho Sam Ton River or
the old Lopburi River). The Maha Chai Fortress stood in front of it.

This monastery has a variety of architecture that survives from the Ayutthaya period. A
rather large bell-shaped chedi is viewable from various points across the city. The
monastery's boat-shaped vihara houses a large reclining Buddha images and a variety of
artifacts. This image is advertised as being over 600 years old. A small Late Ayutthaya
period chedi lies to the west of this vihara. It has many redentations and a full upper
terrace. The ubosot has also survived. It has a full set of sema stones, two for each pillar.
Outer walls are also present. There has been some recent excavations at this site, which
reveal ancient foundation layers underneath one of the structures.
 Province   Ayutthaya  Direction:      
 District   A. Mueang    
 City   Suan Plik  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Temple      Related links:   https://www.ayutthay  
 Best exposure   AM/PM            
 Opening time   n/a          
 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   14.36983, 100.57294    
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