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Wat Phu Khao Thong
วัดภูเขาทอง

Ayutthaya Thailand

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1387
Building Uses
 - religious
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - tower
Architectural Style
 - pagoda style
Materials
 - stone

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof262 ftdiscoverythailand.com

Description
• Originally built by King Ramesuan in 1387.
• Invading Burmese forces rebuilt it in 1569 as a memorial of their victory in taking Ayutthaya.
• When the Thais regained the city, it was remodelled in Thai style by King Naresuan in 1584, but was soon recaptured by the Burmese.
• Due to Buddhist law, it could not be demolished, despite being a reminder of the invading Burmese victory. When it finally collapsed due to lack of maintenance, a new stupa was built over the original Burmese base by King Boromakot in 1744.

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