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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this...

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.

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Beautiful, especially at night

I imagine you've seen a million temples on your trip. After a while, they start to bleed together, but visiting this one at night was one of the most memorable experiences we had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I imagine you've seen a million temples on your trip. After a while, they start to bleed together, but visiting this one at night was one of the most memorable experiences we had on our month long trip. It was worth the trip to the city by itself. Mostly empty, creepily lit, bats flying in and out of passageways and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Why I call it a hidden gem is because it is a quiet area as compared with other tourist sstops and it affords you the opportunity to slowly study the buildings.This is a goos wat for a slow ace. Enjoy it. If you do not have a guide, it is strongly suggested that you get on the internet and read... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My favourite temple in Ayuthaya although a fair cycle ride for me from the train station area but worth the views as it is situated next to the river and covers a large scenic area, There are many towers among the ruins and the whole area is nice to walk round. There are toilet facilities and stalls selling drinks and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

another wonderful temple site, located outside the inner city, this Unesco world heritage monument is definitely a must do on your tour though Ayutthaya. reached best on motorbike or by taxi, you should not drop it, even if it is a bit further to go.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to this site as part of your by BKK Tours. We got to the site by boat. This site is very quiet compared to the main site in town. This was great as it made reflection easier. I was surprised that the site was not perfect as many of the Buddha's had been burned and had missing heads.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to visit this complex. There are many different things to see and photograph. Lots of tall towers and Buddhas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For what is considered to be a major tourist sight, it was remarkable quiet, perhaps because it is also well away from other major sights. A very impressive temple, and much of its original construction can still be clearly seen, It also contains many examples of relief stuccos. Add to this that many of the buildings on site have English... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple complete was our favourite, we visited it 3 times. First at sunset on a boat trip in fading light, the next day to have a visit that was not rushed and have a good look and again at night with it lit with spot lights. There was some restoration works happening during our visit but they didn't limit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wat Chaiwatthanaram lies on the west bank of Chao Phraya River and south west of the old city of Ayutthaya. From what I read, Wat Chaiwatthanaram translates to Temple of Long Reign and Glorious Era. In my opinion, this is by far the most impressive ruins in Ayutthaya. This area is well kept, there were a couple of Thai women... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure what others mentioned about being overcharged or about ticket prices. We didn't pay anything both times we visited (once during a brief stop on an evening boat tour) and once the next day. After a while, the ruins can begin to run together...especially when you are walking a lot and you're hot. But even still. These ruins... More 

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