Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Wat Phlup : one of the oldest temple in Chanthaburi

Wat Phlup
Located at Ban Samet Ngam about 8 kilometres to the southwest of the provincial town is an archaeological site where remains of many old vessels have been found.

The vicinity is also dotted with a number of square- shaped basins along the shore indicating they might have been a boat -building site. It is believed that the forces of King Taksin constructed their war vessels around here in preparation to liberating Ayutthaya after its fall.

at Tambon Bang Kacha to the southwest of town was the site of an old community during the late Ayutthaya period. Special features are two ancient pagodas of different styles and an old Thai wooden pavilion.

[ source: moohin.com ]

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