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Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was established by King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. in homage to his mother.
Ayutthaya, Thailand
+66 35 322 730
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got here just before it closed on bikes. We wandered around until the staff kicked us out. The grounds are beautiful and the ruins are something else.

Thank Daylebag
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my 3rd visit. I still feel amazed and enchanted whenever walking around. Do not miss this temple, so spectacular and classic... I love to visit again and again...

Thank dznm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great historic site! Will remind you of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Not as big but still similar. A few stalls around the site where you can buy ice cream or water. You can also dress up in Thai authentic clothing and have your picture made....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular when I visited which was at the weekend and there were many Thai visitors who had dressed in traditional costumes, which you can hire from local stalls so they can make the photos more real

Thank Nomad_Opportunities
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my fav of my visit to Thailand. We planned to visit it before sunset and we spend a nice evening taking photos wait until got dark and the lights gave a beautiful atmosphere to the sacred ruins temple. Loved it!

Thank Chillitrip_Tour
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This temple has huge area and beautiful of ruins of the temple. For Thai tourist must pay for entrance 10 baht per person but not sure the price for foreigner. This temple is very famous from Hits of Thai Television soap opera “Love Destiny” or...More

Thank BoomChanjira
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

This monastery is situated on the bank of „Chao Phraya River“. Taking about two decades to construct (1630 - 1650), this Khmer influenced complex has four satellite “chedis” around the main prang, and 120 seated Buddha’s made of stucco.

Thank DanielF9621
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Many old and historical buildings can be found here Good to visit and know more about Thailand history Will enjoy if it’s good weather and no strong sun

Thank Azizalkhoori
Reviewed September 14, 2018

One of the nicer temples in Ayutthaya. I did especially like that they have several placks around the area identifying parts of the area.

Thank VivaHawaii
Reviewed September 8, 2018

WAT CHAI Watthanaram on the east side of the historical central area of Ayutthaya Is a must see monument. The large complex is beautifully set by the river with large ruins which are easily accessible via the well cared for footpaths. The lighting at night...More

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Robert K
November 8, 2018|
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Response from DanielF9621 | Reviewed this property |
Basically, the same applies to all temple facilities in Thailand: correct clothing desired, ladies covered shoulders, no shorts and short skirts. Men in shorts and T-shirt absolutely ok.
Heather F
August 21, 2018|
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Response from badgermc | Reviewed this property |
Probably around 2-3hrs, you can dress up with some stalls outside which a lot of people do. It’s suppose to be really stunning at night time so maybe go late afternoon and see the place lit up.
September 17, 2015|
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Response from CaiBingbing | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I'm a local. There are 2 ways I can think of right now. 1. Take train from Bangkok Railway Station (Hualampong). About 2 hours of travelling. It's the easiest way for foreigners since the railway station is not hard to... More