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Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana)

Address: Pratuchai Phra Nakhon, Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Ranked #11 of 46 things to do in Ayutthaya
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks

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69 reviews 69 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

After visiting the other sites in Ayutthaya, this one was a letdown. Its big and towering but doesnt have anything exciting about it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I visited this temple at dusk as the floodlights slowly came on and I thought it very impressive, and different from some of the other temples in the area.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This temple belong with early Ayutthaya period, established by King Sam Phraya who is the youngest son of King Boromrachatiratch who past away without settle cown prince then lead his 2 sons fighting for the throne but all of them dead on the war off throne. The great stupa in Khmer style where place of amulet and King's attires kept... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This was the first Wat we saw upon arriving in Ayutthaya and it left quite the impression on us. It was wonderfully quiet with only another 2-3 people there while we were. There were multiple buildings to see and you can climb to the top to have a wonderful view. I think because it was quiet, we were able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We arrived on. Long tail boat and what an amazing sight with the red of the bricks in the morning sun. It is truly breath taking when you take in to consideration how old it is. They have done a really good job of keeping and retaining it's integrity. It's great to walk around looking at each of the different... More 

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Malang
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Red brick building as we see almost all the ruin in Ayuthaya. The only left of this ruin are entrance and big building like hall but no roof. We didn't use the guide, but our tuk-tuk driver said that this building used to be big hall in the past. Entrance fee for this temple is 50bath.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Awesome. History and religion owerwhelm the interested visitor. A competent guide will enhance the experience.

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Xi'n
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was an interesting place to visit, We could have spent more time there but were on a tour so had to move on.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After visiting many temples during our travels in SE Asia, this ruin/temple was just more of the same. Blistering sun didn't make the experience any better, nothing to make it stand out.

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Suwon, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Big hall with ruined walls and without roofs. A couple of stupa style pagodas are remained. If you have enough time for whole day tour in Ayuttaya, then visit here.

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