royal palace was located here from the establishment of Ayutthaya
in the reign of King Ramathibodi I (1350 A.D.) to the rign
of King Sam Phraya (1448 A.D.). Later King Borommatrailokanat
ordered a wat to be build on this site in 1448 A.D. to be
used as a monastic area.
the reign of King Borommatrailokanat, his son King Ramathibodi
II, ordered the construction for two chedis, one of which
was kept the ashes of his father and the other those of his
brother, King Borommarachathirat III. Another Chedi was built
by order of King Boromrachanophuttangkun. It was similary
used to house royal Remains those of King Ramathibodi II.
1499, a principal Vihan was built, The following year, in
1500 A.D., King Ramathibodi II commanded the casting of a
standing Buddha image 16 meters in the height and covered
with gold. This image, Phra Buddha Chao Sri Sanphet was the
main object of veneration in the royal viranra (hall of worship).
After that time the ashes of members of the royal family other
than the kings were placed in small chedis constructed at
Phra Sri San Phet was the royal chapel and as sush did not
have a Sangavasa (no monks dwelt there). It was used for royal
Ayutthaya was sacked in 1767 A.D. the gold which covered was
taken by the invaders. Duing his reign King Rama I (1782-1809
A.D.) of the Ratanakosin Period ordered the transfer of the
inner core of Phra Buddha Chao Sri Sanphet from Ayutthaya
to Wat Phra Chetuphon, Bangkok, and had it placed in a chedi
specially built for the purpose. Another Buddha image of importance
called Phralokanat was also brought to this wat at around
the same time.