WAT PHRA RAM: The Glowing White Prangs of Ayutthaya at Night

Thailand, travel, Travel Asia, World Travel

Wat Phra Ram’s Main Prang

I was already on the last day of my stay in Thailand and my plan to see the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya Temples almost seemed impossible.It was around 8 in the evening, when K. Nong (our Thai driver) made a sudden detour to a dark street with only the glowing temple ruins lighting the area.

We were at WAT PHRA RAM – Phra Ram Monastery, which was built on the cremation site of King Ramathibodi I. Wat Phra Ram is a temple with prangs (tall tower-like spires) painted in white and chedis (conical/bell-shaped structures). Unlike other wats or temples in Thailand, it is less busy and less grand but nonetheless carries its own unique charm detailed in every rich carving of the temples.

Wat Phra Ram

Located in the banks of the Beung Phra Ram Lake, it was just me, Tip-san, Nong-san and two other passers-by on a quiet night by the temples. Just being in front of the ruins gave me creepy, freakish feeling. I don’t know if it’s just my fascination for the so-called built-by-aliens structures that I was already imagining it and just waiting for them to come out from the dark shadows.

Wat Phra Ram Chedis

We cannot never really understand sometimes the greatness of human ingenuity and craftsmanship. Wat Phra Ram is just one of the still standing proof of the grandeur from what was left of Thailand’s previous capital city of Ayutthaya (now Bangkok is the capital city).

Red brick stone walls of Wat Phra Ram

Base of the main prang of Wat Phra Ram

The Ayutthaya historical park is open daily from 8:30-5:00 pm with a fee of 50 baht.

source: ayutthaya-history.com; Wikipedia

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Rocel Zamora is an engineer by profession, a girl from mars with a passion for photography, finding peace in rock and roll music, capturing the world in color and seeing thru your soul in black and white.

4 thoughts on “WAT PHRA RAM: The Glowing White Prangs of Ayutthaya at Night”

  1. Abel Miclat says:

    Hi Rocel…Is this beside the Grand Palace? Hehehe…Sorry as I don’t remember already the names of the places we visited last year…but i must say, temples in Thailand are really grand…if given the chance i really love to go back there…nice shots sis…hope to see you soon…

    • siopaotonic says:

      Yes sis. Near Grand Palace. One trip cannot cover all the beautiful temples and palaces in Thailand. Thanks and see you soon! 🙂

    • siopaotonic says:

      It’s really creepy at night. Madalian yang pics na yan kasi feeling ko may lalabas na alien. haha!

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