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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Phone Number: 035-246076
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Breath taking ruins of a large temple complex in the centre of town

Just 50 baht entrance fee? Wow! The temple is probably most famous for the Buddha head in the tree root - but frankly that is not particularly special (and is usually... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Duncan C
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just 50 baht entrance fee? Wow! The temple is probably most famous for the Buddha head in the tree root - but frankly that is not particularly special (and is usually surrounded by a throng of selfie-taking Chinese tourists which spoil any sense of tranquility and splendor. It could be any garden ornament to be honest) The rest of the... More 

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Thank Duncan C
Fairfield, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To see Close and personal the face of the buddha in the tree trunk under amazing site as is the whole temple site

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Thank seansoma
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful temple site with a lot of old ruins, you can walk around ahere and ofcourse the Buddha head grown in the trees is something truly magical when you see it in real life. Truly worthy a visit!!

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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152 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many reviews, am sure have been written about Buddha head mysteriously entangled by tree roots. It's a mystery how it got there and why and who made it when. That's part of its attraction. Wandering around the ruins is like time standing still, despite the many tourists. That's a good sign, people are stills curious about the past. It's also... More 

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Thank Tanja S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

visited here last week (jan16) Very beautiful and intriguing place, although one word of warning take plenty of water it gets extremely hot in Ayutthaya especially on the open grounds around the ruins

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Owen Sound, Ontario
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Older than Ayutthaya Historical Park, and showing its age more. The Buddha in the tree roots is the most interesting aspect, although there is a fine Buddha statue for pics. Water damage from flooding in a recent year is substantial.

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Potomac, Md
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful ruins. Very photogenic. Not too crowded. Interesting and extremely attractive. Took a 2 1/2 hour river cruise back to Bangkok that was relaxing but a bit boring. I would suggest skipping the cruise.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple comes into its own as the sun is setting. The colours of the brickwork really light up. Can be busy with coach parties earlier in the day.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have wanted to see this iconic image for a lone time. It was beautiful. People were very cooperative helping each other with pictures. Get there earlier in the morning before the tour busses because it gets fairly crowded. Sadly, there is a lot of trash around.

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Thank Arlozoe
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was on the top of my visiting list in Ayutthaya. There was no entrance fee when I visited, but I am not sure whether that is the case all the time. The temples, the Buddha head trapped in the roots of a giant tree are all awesome attractions. The history behind them all is as interesting as the... More 

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