Hermit Pavilions

Located at the base of the chedi are four, one-story structures with Chinese style roofs, known as Sala Rusee (Hermit Pavilions). In 1851, Rama IIIs became seriously ill. Prince Mongkut, raised the funds to build these structures in hopes that the dedication of merit would aid the king in his recovery.

Niches lined the inner walls of each structure. Within the niches were small figurines of hermits in various poses, similar to the figures at Wat Phra Chetuponwimolmangalaram (Wat Pho), though on a much smaller scale. There were also inscriptions found in these pavilions, which contained recipes for herbal medicine. Unfortunately, none of these figures remain intact, and some of the inscriptions have been discarded during renovations.