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Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana)

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Address: Pratuchai Phra Nakhon, Ayutthaya, Thailand

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Mostly Ruins

Mostly ruins, if you are interested in the historical value & have enough time worth visiting this place, as language is a barrier its best to get a Guide Or Guide book to get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The climb into the crypt of Wat Ratchaburana is not worth your time. I wish I had know that. I hope the entire ruins are restored nicely, given that restoration efforts are ongoing. You can skip this, if time is an issue.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This wat is very much just ruins. They have some restoration work going on at the moment. If you are a wat enthusiastic then go, if not, you can skip this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Mostly ruins, if you are interested in the historical value & have enough time worth visiting this place, as language is a barrier its best to get a Guide Or Guide book to get the real history as its all full of history. Be cautious of Con men & Pickpockets even though its a religious place.

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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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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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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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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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