The most iconic temple building in Ayutthaya is Wat Phra Si Sanphet (วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์). It was built in 1491 and was the only temple located inside the compound of the Grand Palace. Like The Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, this temple too didn’t have any resident monks. During the height of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, this was the largest temple in the city. Ashes of some Ayutthaya kings were stored here. It was damaged and left abandoned after the collapse of Ayutthaya in 1767 but the remaining structures still help us picture the temple in its former condition.