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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Description: First built in 1448 A.D. during the reign of King Boromtrilokanath, this...
First built in 1448 A.D. during the reign of King Boromtrilokanath, this is the largest temple ruin in Ayutthaya.
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Interesting ruins

For a history or architecture-lover, ruins are a must visit. There ones are very impressive. Plus the story behind it is always good to hear.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

For a history or architecture-lover, ruins are a must visit. There ones are very impressive. Plus the story behind it is always good to hear.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

After walking around the three stupas, I was amazed at how simple yet such detailed work went into their construction. The patterns are all consistent and the three stupas are perfectly aligned. You can get great photo-ops at various angles, especially from the side. I can imagine how beautiful it would be during a sunset.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The three stupas are the symbol of Ayutthaya. This temple is nice, definately worth a visit. It is close to a temple so you get two sights easily

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Despite this isn't a very old temple compared to the Khmer temples in the north-east, it's in very bad condition, mostly just ruins. I've seen a lot of temples of which was taken care - unlike this one. And it will get worse very fast - because thousands of tourists are climbing the stones every day. This temple isn't well... More 

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India
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

These three tombs are at a magnificent height and when you first see them, you will be in awe of the place. I climebd one of them and went into the tomb which had been opened. Someone had made a tiny temple there... quite charming. the area is huge and there are some explanations for each of the ruins which... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

An old temple, full of history. Make sure to get a Guide or Guide book as language is a problem in Thailand. It can be very hot so be aware of the heat but be dressed properly as a a mark of respect to Buddhism. Also be aware of Pickpockets & Conmen although its a religious place.

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Abuja, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is the best location to visit. A little difficult to get to if you are using the gps to get here but its at the side of a modern temple and is accessible from the side roads. The 3 Chedi's in a row make this one of the more spectacular locations and one of the biggest to view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Beware, this is where all the tourist buses stop. It is busy. Really busy. Bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water. The complex is set on a huge plot that takes a lot of walking to explore. Afterwards you can shop at the market. Beware of the no-price stores. Hidden here and there are fixed price stores. One, is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The complex has three stupa type structures, that house the ashes of the royal family. This site was also the site of the royal palace of Ayutthaya, which later got shifted to another side. History aside, Ayutthaya is full of such locations that fill you with a sense of awe and sorrow at the same time. You are awestruck because... More 

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

You may be 'templed out' but don't miss this site off your itinery. One of the largest Buddhas on the planet. Pay your money and go though to the three cairns still in good condition and cry meaningful and thought provoking.

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