Feb 162017
 

Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram Worawiharn

Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram Worawiharn

There is no record of when Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram Worawiharn (วัดพิชยญาติการามวรวิหาร) (also called Wat Pichai Yathikaram) was originally built. It was almost certainly during the time when Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam and the area around the temple was the main port for goods destined for the capital.   The temple was deserted by the time Bangkok became the capital in the late 18th century. During the reign of King Rama III  a high ranking official in the king’s court discovered the temple and decided to restore it as a favour to the king.  The king had many junks that were used in trade with other countries.  Therefore, most of the materials used in the construction of the temple were actually brought from China.

Wat Phitchaya Yatikaram Worawiharn is on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, not far from Saphan Phut (Memorial Bridge)

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