Wat Lokayasutha, Ayutthaya

Prince Naresuan's Bet

I climbed the temple with many roosters which had a good view of Ayutthaya’s farm land. The reclining Buddha is considered sacred because it remains well intact as compared to the ruins in Ayutthaya. The roosters have a popular legend wherein Prince Naresuan made a bet with a Burmese Prince that Ayutthaya would be freed if Prince Naresuan’s rooster was victorious in a cock fight. Naresuan’s rooster won the bet and the Burmese Prince was humiliated.