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Ayutthaya Historical Park | Pratuchai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 5, 2015

Our first lesson in attempting to visit this site as English speakers is that you need to know the name exact name of temple you want to visit, Ayuttaya is not sufficient to say. Ayuttaya has a new and old part of the city and...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 24, 2015

To be honest this place is pretty average. The photo makes it look like a really exciting spiritual place to visit but actually its pretty dry. the head here is pretty small in one tree and will be surrounded by chinese tourists taking hello kitty...More

3  Thank Matt L
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The Wat is actually not to say particularly beautiful. This Wat is famous because the head of Buddha is encircled by the tree's root. This is the highlight of the tour. Nevertheless, it is still recommended if you would like to have an excursion trip...More

Thank kguan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Most people visit here for he Buddha Head in the tree. It was awesome, with a peace smile for the Buddha Head. There's ruined temple which can be visited too. Spending a time to visit here, study the historical might make you more understanding about...More

Thank KenCham_94
Reviewed 5 days ago

This temple is beautiful. It is great to go exploring the ruins and walking around around. One of the main attractions here the the buddha head inside the tree. Til this day it is still a mystery of how it ended up there.

Thank Rafael A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed walking around and looking at all the ruins here. It rained a little that day keeping us cool. I’d recommend visiting here.

Thank Daylebag
Reviewed 1 week ago

its a cool picture to take. the head is actually wrapped in the tree trunk. this is one of the many places to visit as part of Ayutthaya historical park

Thank 73travelbug65
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Temple is 30 minutes from my house. I first went there 6 years ago and if guests come I always take them there. If you are a photographer you will really enjoy this temple. They just made some new paths and it looks very...More

Thank travelingman082
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly worth the travel. A remarkable place. History close up and real with a spiritual cadence. Understated, yet this will take your breath away. Wow.

Thank NivekGroningen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comical to see hordes of tourists jostling to take pics with the embedded Buddha's head in the Banyan tree trunk! If you walk around, you will be awe-inspired by the well laid out former temple compounds. There is a lovely peaceful serenity once you venture...More

Thank johnlE1052ZZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a day in Ayutthaya while travelling for 5 weeks in Thailand. It was the highlight of our travels. No wonder it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although it is the most visited site in the area, there were no crowds the day...More

Thank 53Maryd123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although these are the remains of a temple complex, it is still very impressive and beautiful to see. Great images. The Buddha head in the tree is quaint,but the buildings are truly authentic and impressive. We were lucky enough that there were not too many...More

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Maria R
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Response from 200kingaj | Reviewed this property |
I'd add for girls to cover shoulders and knees
June 7, 2016|
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Response from Journey2015 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest for one day trip and then you have time to see more ancient city for other temples, floating market and local foods. Enjoy traveling !
Margaret B
December 4, 2015|
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Response from singdong | Reviewed this property |
u can get the map from tourist info center.