A detail image of the tower standing strong after many centuries.
According to tradition, Wat Mahathat was built in 1384 by King Rachatirat to house a relic of the Buddha, but it is more likely it was built during the reign of King Boromaraja I (1370-88).
In about 1625 the top portion of the prang broke off; it was rebuilt in 1633 some 4 m (13 ft) higher than before. Later it collapsed again, and only the corners survived.
- Ricky Gui
- Image Size
- 3744x5616 / 5.2MB
- Contained in galleries
- Ayutthaya, Thailand