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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 32 Attractions in Ayutthaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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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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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A very beautiful place and temple. A lot of Buddha statues around the temple. And some huge statues also. Great for photography.

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Samut Prakan Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The beautiful, worth place to visit. You can see very big Buddha, give respect like buddistsm and watch the worth culture.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Buddha statues are varied and interesting. Bring a hat and water, as it gets intensely hot here when the clouds move away.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My friend and I have ride bicycle to there, beautiful scene while riding. I love the garden of this place. Beside that have a lot of Buddha statues.

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