A temple with a church design in Bang Pa In, near to Ayutthaya วัดนิเวศธรรมประวัติ

Ayutthaya อยุธยา, Temple

There is an interesting monastery in Ayuthaya- outwardly, it has the design of a church.

The temple is located in Bang Pa In, not far from Ayutthaya. It is known as Wat Niwet Thammaprawat ( วัดนิเวศธรรมประวัติราชวรวิหาร).

Temple with Church Design in Bang Pa In near Ayuthaya

Temple with Church Design in Bang Pa In near Ayuthaya

But as soon as you walk into the hall,  the insides are still similar to a church…..

Temple with Church Design in Bang Pa In near Ayuthaya

But in the middle, sits the Buddha image. And instead of the angels at the side, it is picture the Buddha’s disciples.  The stained glass and overall design is really creative.

If I am not mistaken, the name of the temple is Wat Suttakbawak (I spelled it directly from the Thai verbal pronounciation) located in Bang Pa Na.

It is also very peaceful to sit inside and do quiet contemplation.

Temple with Church Design in Bang Pa In near Ayuthaya

This Buddha image seated below a Bodhi tree- I remember the tree is quite old but alas, I’ve forgotten to jot down the details.

Temple with Church Design in Bang Pa In near Ayuthaya

The temple is located opposite the river- I think it’s the Royal temple, if I am not mistaken.  We look an overhanging platform like what you see in the picture below to get across.

Temple with Church Design in Bang Pa In near Ayuthaya

Address:

Wat Niwet Thammaprawat วัดนิเวศธรรมประวัติราชวรวิหาร
Tambon Ban Len,
Amphoe Bang Pa-in,
Chang Wat Phra
Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
13160 Thailand

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