Wat Phra Sri Samphet, Ayutthaya

Seen from the south are two of the temple's celebrated three inline chedis. Built in Sri Lankan style, they house the remains of three kings of Ayutthaya: Ramathibodi II (1491-1529, left), his elder brother Boromraja III (1488-1491, right), and his father Boromtrailokat (1448-1488, out of the photo to the right). Located just south of the Royal Palace, Wat Phra Sri Samphet was a royal chapel concerned with the ritual and ceremonial functions of the royal family; unusually, it did not have a resident community of monks.