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Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

Address: U-thong Road, Pranakorn Sri ayutthaya District, Ayutthaya 13000 , Thailand
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Ranked #6 of 34 Attractions in Ayutthaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

tip: if u are coming by car, it should be your first stop in seeing the ruins before entering the Ayutthaya historical park as its the nearest from the highway. the main chedi is huge and can be seen from kilometres away. This temple is the only functioning Ayuthhayan temple. Monks regularly perform buddhist temple in the nearby modern temple.... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is very old Temple was built before Ayutthaya Period but renovated in Ayutthaya period by King Uthong.The huge pagoda ordered to built King Narasorn the great that made by advised from Wannrat ,the head of the monk who begged for mercy for the soilders that let King Nareasorn in danger of the war between Thai and Burma ,instead of... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This time of year (January 2nd) is probably not the best time to visit, it was incredibly busy, people everywhere - both tourists and pilgrims. The reclining Buddha is quite pretty, but hard to get to with the teeming tourists and pilgrims - not as big or as grand as the reclining Buddha in Bangkok, but definitely worth a visit.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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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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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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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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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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