“This was the desert, everything all at once, whether it was needed or not. What survived had learned to save, live carefully, and keep a low profile, even appear to be dead for long periods. Perseverance and patience.” ― James Anderson
Wat Phra Si Sanphet (Temple of the Holy, Splendid Omniscient)* has three chedis or stupas and was the holiest and most importanttemple of Ayutthaya. Our guide translated/described it as the ‘Temple of the Standing Buddha’.