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Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

U-thong Road, Pranakorn Sri ayutthaya District, Ayutthaya 13000 , Thailand
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Ranked #4 of 33 Attractions in Ayutthaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 172 Reviews
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

First of all Ayutthaya is a great day trip from Bangkok, so highly recommended. This temple is very nice with great view, there is a small fee to enter. Recommended, very special.

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Bronx, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I look so small it was really huge and when I took my picture I asked my tour guide to shot it pointing on my fingers on the nose ans she got it it looks great

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One is greeted by the serenity of the place. Getting to the top of the stupor, one can see nice 360 views of the surrounding area. Other than the main stupor, there is also the lying buddha within the site grounds...

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Maybe we hit this at a bad time of day (just before lunch) but it was packed with tourists. Even though the grounds were quite large, it didn't feel like it with how many people were there. It also felt really modern. There were brick paths leading the swarms of people in specific directions. It was these paths that no... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Beautiful grounds - might be a 2 hour visit. Best if part of a tuk-tuk tour. Ours was through Tony's B&B (http://tonyplace-ayutthaya.com/) and it was terrific. Great value for the tour cost.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

One of the best views is as you approach it, so take the time to just look up and enjoy. The view of the first Buddha with the riot of bougainvillea on the side and the temple In the background was a terrific first view for me. The second view of the temple steps with ant like people from afar... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol is an ancient royal monastery in Ayutthaya built in 1357. The monastery was destroyed by the Burmese in 1766 and only re-established again in 1957. Today, Buddhist monks still hold regular meditation sessions at the monastery. This temple is one of the most magnificient and most well constructed of the Ayutthaya ruins. However, it is not... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We traveled Ayuthaya by chartering an INNOVA for 1800 Baht... This WAT particularly have a reclining Budha and a large temple..Have to climb upstairs to see the entire temple complex...

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Ayutthaya boasts some very impressive ruins which are seamlessly interwoven into its modern day reincarnation. This 16th century temple attests to this because it continues to be an active temple with believers and tourists flocking to marvel at its reclining Buddha, pray at its temple; and climb its stupa for a view of the temple grounds. Inside at the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place is famous for a large Chedi (stupa) which can be seen from a distance. The Chedi represents King Naresuan's glorious victory over the then Burmese Crown Prince in a duel on elephants. You can go up the stairs (quite steep) to the explore the Chedi and see Ayutthaya's view. It is always good visiting this place early in... More 

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