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Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana)

Pratuchai Phra Nakhon, Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Ranked #9 of 35 Attractions in Ayutthaya
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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148 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
68 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Knesselare, Belgium
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19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
66 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

In the evening right after arriving in Ayutthaya by bus from Sukhothai, I walked over to the old part of the city to visit this complex as its all lit up and you can still go inside. Chances are, you will have the complex to yourself as all the day trippers from Bangkok have already left - meaning you should... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

At first glance im not interested to visit here. But i was wrong, it was worth ! This temple have steep step to go to the top of the temple. It also have the small stairs to underground level of the temple (but i didnt go,i was alone,haha). Overall this temple is worth to visit along the tour.

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Zhanjiang, China
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Many people who visit Ayutthaya skip Wat Ratchaburana because of the restoration work going on. However, it is really worth the visit. It isn't as big as the surrounding ruins, but I think it is one of the best by far. At this site, you can actually venture inside the ruins which I found gave me a great experience. Read... More

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Amphoe Hang Dong, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

You can sit and takes times here under the shade of the tree imagining of when it was not ruined. There are a lot of pagodas surronding the place. I love the huge Ubosot that I really mean super huge when it is compared to the today Ubosot. The huge poles inside ubosot can tell how great the place is.... More

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Busan, South Korea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

My wife and I almost didn't visit this temple, which we've also seen referred to as "Wat Ratburana." It's across the street from Wat Phra Mahathat, and its prang had scaffolding all over it. We had a little time left in Ayuthaya, so we figured we might as well. Good choice! Although partially closed for repairing of flood damage, visitors... More

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