Wat Yai Chai Mongkol is located not far from the ruins at Ayutthaya
and is known for the large statue of the Reclining Buddha located
there. This is an active Buddhist temple with many beautiful statues
of Buddha and smaller shrines on the grounds. Click
here to see the pictures we took in 1994.
our drive over to the Wat we passed a tourist trap offering rides
on elephants. The bus pulled over to the side of the road for a
minute to allow us to goggle at the lucky ones getting to ride the
elephants, but there was no time to allow us to get out and mingle
with the elephants. Seeing the elephants brought back some wonderful
memories of our visit to Phuket, Thailand back in 1994. The hotel
we stayed at had an elephant as a mascot and we got to play with
him everyday we were there. If you want to see pictures of Popeye
here and a window will open with those pictures.
we all drooled at those lucky enough to get the chance to ride an
elephant the bus continued onto the Wat. We were all disappointed
but looking forward to our next adventure.