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Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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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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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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Pretoria
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

On this trip I stayed just a night in Ayutthaya, arriving around lunchtime and departing again the next morning. I spent the entire afternoon there at Wat Phra Si Sanphet and it was beautiful. I stayed near where the vans from Victory Monument in Bangkok arrives, and just walked from there (it's a leisurely 20mins stroll). So you can actually... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

One of Ayutthaya's iconic views - three large temples symboilising the ladder of enlightenment one next to the other around other ruins. A must see.

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Ayuthaya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is one of the most significant ancient ruins of Ayutthaya. It is beautiful and even when some parts seem crowded with tourists, you can still find quiet corners that give a sense of the abandoned ruins. It is an amazing site with many scenes for the eyes. The jujube trees are beautiful at all times of the year. Don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a very impressive wat and well worth a visit, though I actually enjoyed some of the other ruins in the area more, such as Wat Phra Mahathat or Wat Chai Wattanaram, perhaps because I went at a less busy time.

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