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Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana)

Address: Pratuchai Phra Nakhon, Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Ranked #9 of 34 Attractions in Ayutthaya
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks

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167 reviews 167 reviews
104 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 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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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
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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82 helpful votes 82 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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This Temple is worth the visit. You have to pay an entrance fee, but if you are going to visit only a few temples, then this one is worth the visit.

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