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Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

U-thong Road, Pranakorn Sri ayutthaya District, Ayutthaya 13000 , Thailand
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Ranked #3 of 31 attractions in Ayutthaya
Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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89 helpful votes 89 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It was one of my favourite attractions in Ayutthaya. We tried to stick 1 baht to budda feet for luck and it worked! Also the temple behind is beutiful!

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

It's one of highlights in Ayutthaya. The reclining Buddha statue is definitely worth seen!! Also the stupa and Buddha status around it are quit impressive.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

As the leaning tower of Pisa, this leaning stupa is a landmark of Ayutthaya and is situated outside of Ayutthaya's 'island'. To get there, take a bicycle or a tuktuk. It is old and new, ruin and active, as there are quite a lot of (monks and) nuns in this temple. Avoid the weekend as the temple is packed with... More

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Bangkok
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196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon is one of the prime tourist spots in Ayutthaya, and for good reason. The significance of this temple in Thailand's past is high and well known. It was built to mark a major elephant-back battle of perhaps ancient Siam's greatest warrior king, King Naresuan the Great. It must have been a cause for big celebration, seeing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

There was just something about Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon that really struck a chord with us. I don't know if it was the fact that we were there in the morning with relatively few visitors, or maybe the stream along one side with a fountain and a bridge over it, or maybe the variety of the grounds and the... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Rows upon rows of Buddha statues all wearing robes, huge statues, reclining statues, there are so many there will be a Buddha to fit every person's taste. The grounds are worth strolling around, but the inside can get crowded (it's very small up top). Be sure to climb the steps to get the other view and see the bat family... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This historic temple of Ayutthaya was first built in the 14th century. Plenty of ruins, but most of the Buddha statues are still in good condition and well maintained. The reclining Buddha near the entrance is draped in a saffron robe which looks magnificent. The seated Buddha statues around the Wat are a sight to behold. You can walk up... More

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