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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Phone Number: 035-246076
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A must-see, top-ptiority item in Ayuttaya/Thailand sightseeing !

The Wat is more like a huge historical park than a Buddhism temple in a usual sense, offering a variety of stone complexes and Buddha images including the most famous Buddha's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The Wat is more like a huge historical park than a Buddhism temple in a usual sense, offering a variety of stone complexes and Buddha images including the most famous Buddha's face embraced by a Banyan tree's entwining trunks. The fact that lots (or almost all) of historical Buddha sculpture/statues are missing their heads and arms is a sad reminder... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was one of our first stops in Ayutthaya. You have to pay to enter but the grounds are pretty large, its well worth the cost. Beautiful buildings & interesting pieces to see. Definitely add as a must see on your list.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This Wat was across the street from our hotel so I walked over before breakfast. It was a peaceful place to do a walking meditation. Judging by the vans in the parking lot later in the day, my guess is that it is less peaceful in the middle of the day. It is not the most spectacular of the Wat... More 

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Jomtien Beach, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This was our last stop and the end of our three hour biking adventure of Ayutthaya. They saved the best for last as it was stunning!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was reading about this temple - so I had expectations. And they weren't met. Again, just ruins in bad condition, without any sign of preservation for the future generations. Tourists can go basically everywhere - which will destroy the temple even more. You should learn from the Romans how they preserved their history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my morning walk around the temple ruins, listening to the birds and admiring the craftsmanship. Access is 40 baht and the entry is via the carpark. Located in the town centre or the island as I like to call it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A must see if you can with the Buddha head raising from the roots. Only 50 baht (just over £1) bargain. Would recomend if your going from the train to get a tuk tuk to take you round to them all he charged us about £10 each for 4hrs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Beautiful and worth a visit, even if you are not in Ayuttaya, you can take a day trip up from Bangkok to see the temples and ruins here.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

One of the main temples in Ayutthaya. You can find the buddha face in the tree here. Nice place to visit.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The Bhudda surrounded by the roots of the Banyan tree does not disappoint. Some of the other incomplete statues evoke an eerie feel.

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