Wat Lokaya Sutharam

Reclining Buddha
The Reclining Buddha at Wat Lokaya Sutharam

Wat Lokaya Sutharam was a large temple located immediately west of the royal palace. Most of the temple was leveled to the ground in the aftermath of the Burmese invasion. The most significant surviving relic of the old temple is a large reclining Buddha image. The large image is around 40 meters long and 8 meters height. Although the image was once housed in it's own chapel (wiharn), that too was destroyed so now the Buddha sits in the open.

The plaza in front of the image was being rebuilt in late 2010.