Wat Ratcha Orasaram Ratchaworawiharn is a first class royal monastery which has existed since the Ayutthaya period. The Temple's original name was Wat Chom Thong and King Rama II renamed it to Wat Ratcha Orot, which means the temple was renovated by Ratcha Orot or "the King's son" who was later crowned King Rama III.
The story of the Temple's renovation is auspicious and begins when King Rama II's son was a prince preparing for war with Burmese in Kanchanaburi Province. On the march to war, the Army neared the temple and stayed there overnight. The Prince officiated a religious ceremony called the Brahmin's Ceremony, a blessing to warriors who are going to war.
During his stay at the Temple the prince was told by the Temple's Abbot he had foreseen an auspicious outcome to the campaign and that the Prince will win the war and come back safely. The Prince promised that, if he had victory in the war, he would come back to renovate the temple and following the victory, he ordered the entire temple restored.
The Prince favored the Chinese style art and had the artisans renovating the Temple combine Thai and Chinese architectural and artistic work for the temple's restoration. The combination of styles can be seen throughout the temple grounds.
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