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TEMPLES - CHURCHES AND MOSQUES -  Wat Chaiyathit  
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 Known as:   Wat Chai Thit Wat Chai Yathit  
 Description:   Wat Chaiyathit is a very old temple dating back to the early Ayutthaya period, a fact attested to by the discovery, under a section of ground between the ordination and prayer halls, of a mass of bricks, each pierced by eight holes. This design of brick was popular at that time. The ordination hall is quite small with a ceiling comprised of individual planks of wood, so it looks much more uneven than the perfectly level ceilings in more recently constructed temples. Transverse beams support some sections of the structure. The most outstanding feature here are murals decorating the interior walls. A rendition of the Lord Buddha subduing Mara has been painted on a side wall (whereas during a later period, between the late Ayutthaya and early Rattanakosin eras, it was traditional to place this image on the wall opposite the principal Buddha statue). The most admired of all the murals here show devaraban (deva guardian spirits). They have been painted directly onto the white walls between the window openings; the scene depicted in each is unique.  
 Province   Bangkok  Direction:      
 District   Bangkok Noi    
 City   Bang Khun Si  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Temples-Churches and Mosques      Related links:      
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 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   13.7674, 100.46483    
                     
                     
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