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Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Ranked #6 of 35 Attractions in Ayutthaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins
Description: First built in 1448 A.D. during the reign of King Boromtrilokanath, this is the largest temple ruin in Ayutthaya.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We traveled to Ayutthaya on a bus with SmarTours Amazing Thailand. The town itself was beautiful full of ruins all around. We were let off at a main entrance. To the right was Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, the ruins. It is surrounded by a brick wall and has the famous three chedis often seen in photos of Ayutthaya. The admission... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Recommend you to go in the evening or quite early in the morning. There aren't much shade here; it's very hot during the afternoon.

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Bastia, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Oh, wow so many buddhas and so many people, this is a very popular place and mustn t be missed. You need some time to visit this place and maybe climb the ? Steps which we didn t do!!! Lol

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It is surely also a ust do when you are at Ayuthaya it is also next to Wihan Phra Mongklon Bophit but it is also advised to find all the information on the web and make a print of it read it and visit then the temple , you can rent walkman with English speaking guide but seen the price... More

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bkk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet is located south of the Royal palace (The right side of Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit) and was the most important temple of Ayutthaya! Chart of the east-west orientation. In the past, King Ramathibodi I who was first king of Ayothaya (old name of Ayutthaya) used all area as palace. When he completed the royal pavilions of... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

These are the main temple in Ayudhaya was burnt and destroyed by Myanmar invader before Thai faught back and get territory return but moves to Bangkok nowaday city instead; Each stupa was built for deicated to those Kings' Death replica. The main Palace behinds stupa now nothing left to see only a few damaged platform bricks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It was a really hot day. We rent a taxi from Bangkok for one day tour to Ayuttaya. Our driver was so kind and so helpful. Parking lot is 100m approximately from the entrance. This temple is surrounded by walls and looks like a place for some kind of ceremony. Stairs are so steep but tourists can climb up to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We really liked this ruin, falling slowly apart due to lack of maintenance, and flooding. The structure is amazingly intact, but mainly visible as structures of red bricks, nothing of the original decoration left.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Centrally located and closest ruin to the tourist car park in Ayutthaya. This was a Royal chapel, part of the Royal Palace built by King Ramathibodi 1 in 1350. The ruins are dominated by three towering chedis which house the ashes of early royal family members. Surrounding these are the scant remains of cloisters. Try and get hold of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Lots of photographic opportunities. Lots to see but 1-2 hours is all that is needed. Often appears busy but the crowds do not stay long. Early morning /evening is best Lots more to see around this site as well

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