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Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Ranked #6 of 33 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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bkk
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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Suwon, South Korea
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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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Nice
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

While as ruined as the other temples in Ayutthaya, The scale of Wat Phra Sri Sanpet and the imposing three central towers makes it a must see for anyone visiting Ayutthaya.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

A little different from the other ones previously visited: Mang Khon and Phra Maht Hat. This one has white stupas or chedis. Vey clean and beautifully displayed. Also in ruins and sufferinf little restoration. Great pictures there by the sunset. People insist on building totems out of the rolling stones from the temples- shame on them!

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Sundsvall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This place is really beautiful and the temples aswell. It's very crowded though but it is still worth it. Here are some pics http://beammedown.blogg.se/2014/february/wat-phra-sri-sanphet.html

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Magelang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

2nd place where I visited when I came to Ayutthaya. This park is beautiful and large, but we can not walk entire area, only suround the temple ruins.

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