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Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana)

Pratuchai Phra Nakhon | Tha Wa Su Kri, Ayutthaya, Thailand
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“BIGGEST CHEDI IN TOWN” “KHMER-STYLE PRANG” “CRYPTIC SECRETS”

5 Wat Ratchaburana One of the 8 WATS on my LIST (See Ayutthaya Historical Park review) Usual... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kay L
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Beautiful temple

I could see this from the distance on my first trip, I got to walk the grounds on my second. Under... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
CFEIII
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Austin, Texas
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“main prang” (7 reviews)
“climb down” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Pratuchai Phra Nakhon | Tha Wa Su Kri, Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 Wat Ratchaburana One of the 8 WATS on my LIST (See Ayutthaya Historical Park review) Usual dresscode for temples (Cover knees and shoulders) LOCATION Next door to the WORLD HERITAGE WAT MAHATHAT, the entrance fee is the standard for foreigners. Had a light lunch...More

Thank Kay L
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

I could see this from the distance on my first trip, I got to walk the grounds on my second. Under reconstruction, but still classic

Thank CFEIII
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

A temple with magnificent stupa in the centre. It is good to see the architecture of temples at that time.

Thank weeburn
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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

It was built in early 15th century by the King on the cremation site of his two brothers, who died in a power struggle. Both of them had wanted to succeed their father to the throne. Robbers looted the crypt in 1957 and escaped with...More

Thank Cheryl M
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Next to Wat Marathat, but don't do one after another, cross the road and have a refreshing break and get rehydrated. This is the bigger of the pair, the paths are being repaired so easy to walk around the steps up to the entrance to...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Second time I’m here. This time with my girlfriend. We flew in to BKK’s Don Mueang from Krabi and decided to send our luggage to our hotel and ourselves to Ayutthaya. By train that is ;-) Had a great time exploring the old ruins of...More

Thank Dan K
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Located beside the more famous Wat Mahathat, Wat Ratchaburana is an easy walk across from Wat Mahathat with the advantage of being less touristy for some reason. The main attraction is the huge prang in the middle where after climbing to the top, you have...More

Thank Eugene F
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Truly a beautiful place. I was unaware of this place, then I was invited to come and walk around and i am so glad I did. Its stunning, very beautiful and lots of history. Some of the stories are rather sad, but the walks and...More

Thank Will G
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

One of the famous ruined Wats, Wat Ratchaburana should be visited for its fine preservation, particularly the main big prang. Worth the time and combine this with the adjacent Wat Mahathat.

Thank tan32016
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Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Lots of lovely things to see, but it is in danger of all being the same. This one is on my list since you can climb the huge stupa. When you do you are rewarded with the opportunity of climbing down into the crypt which...More

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