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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
Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Malang
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85 reviews 85 reviews
72 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This temple absolutely has many poses of Buddha statue, and the biggest one is reclining Buddha and sitting Buddha in front of main temple. Even some of the statue and some building has lost their part but its not reduce their beauty. I came here on the afternoon and the weather was very hot, so its little bit challenging when... More

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Suwon, South Korea
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68 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Here, one more reclined Buddha statue in Ayutthaya. Another is in Wat Lokayasutha. You can buy thin small golden sheets and attach them on to Buddha statue. Hundreds of Buddha statues have different faces and different names. Because they were made for each person's future lives who donated to build them. You can climb up to stupas with stairs made... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

There's a similar looking reclining Buddha to the one in Wat Pho however according to our tuk tuk driver, because the one in Ayutthaya was made of stone. You can make some offerings and pray in front of the reclining Buddha. An incense seller informed us that tourists should not pose in similar way to Buddha (reclining or seating pose)... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

first destination for make a wish and nice food in front of the the temple. if you have time to walk around to see many jedi. I made a small meditation there and it's possible.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Nice place to visit where there are lots of statues and a big stupa for photog to shoot some nice photo. You may go up to the stupa side and throw some coins into the well for wish making. Also, you can experience putting the gold paper on the buddha statues with the price of 20 baht. It is hot... More

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Bombay
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28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Imposing statues, a steep climb to the temple, and a well laid out complex. This place looks relatively less ruined.

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Seoul, South Korea
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We walked the ruins and enjoyed seeing all the buddhas and sculptures. The steps up the main temple is very steep but provides some great views. Exploring the whole area you can find some great perspectives of the main temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

400 years old history is no kidding!!!Definitely worth visiting even though the weather is crazy hot, umbrella, cap and water must prepare. This place is around 1 and half hour drive from Bangkok town

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Blue Bell, PA
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We came to Wat Yai Chai Mangkhon with our tour group from America. We were on our way to Ayutthaya, and we stopped here before going to our hotel right off the island. At first glance, you notice the large stuppas that dominate the immediate vicinity of the temple, but there is more worth exploring in Wat Yai Chai Mangkhon.... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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190 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The largest image of the recling Buddha is really something to spend time admiring. It used to be an ancient royal monastery and now comprises the ruins of the old Royal Grand Palace and temples. The reclining Buddha is always "dressed up" with a yellow cloth, which people buy and wrap around the Buddha in devotion.

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