Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat

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Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat
Native Nameวัดพระศรีรัตนมหาธาตุ, វត្តព្រះស្រីរតនាមហាថាត
Alternative nameWat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat
Part ofChaliang
CommuneSi Satchanalai
DistrictSi Satchanalai
Coordinates17.42921, 99.81114
FoundedLate 12th - Early 13th Century
BuilderJayavarman VII, Indravarman II
Art StyleBayon
MaterialLaterite, Brick
UNESCO Inscription1992

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Site Size & Condition: Medium Prasat Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat (วัดพระศรีรัตนมหาธาตุ - Pronounced: Wot Pra Si Ra-tana Maha-tat)

Chaliang's largest and most impressive monument, Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat was extensively rebuilt and restored during and after the Sukhothai period and traces of the original Khmer-period sanctuary on the site are now impossible to discern. Thai archaeologists have confirmed that, as with most Chaliang sites, the elaborate brick and laterite Buddhist wat seen today was adapted from a late 12th or early 13th-century Angkorian sanctuary while a number of decorative (antefix) tiles originating from this site can be found in the Sawankhaworanayok National Museum. (See external link.)

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Photos and description of the site from 'Tim's Thailand.'

Photos of antefix tiles from Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Chaliang on display in the Sawanvoranayok National Museum.



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