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The Wat Phra Non, The Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park
Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park:
The Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park contains the ruins of the ancient town of Kamphaeng Phet, an important town in the Sukhothai Kingdom. The park  contains monuments built during the 13th to 17th centuries by the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya empires. Spread out over several sites on both sides of the Ping river are the remains of a great number of temples built during the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya era’s.
The Wat Phra Non is an ancient temple located in the forested area known as Aranyik, the North zone of the Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park. Its name translates to “temple of the reclining Buddha”.
The temple comprises of a Buddhavasa area where all structure are dedicated to the veneration of the Buddha and a Sanghavasa area where the resident monks lived.
Founded in the 15th or 16th century, the temple’s main structures are the principal chedi, a viharn, an ubosot and a mondop. The rectangular grounds are enclosed by a wall of laterite blocks, its structures oriented towards the East.
Issued Country Thailand
Issued Year 02.04.1996
Category Buddhist Architect World Heritage Buddhist Landscape
Type Maximum Card
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