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Wat Phu Khao Thong (Golden Mount)

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during July the heat is a problem for Ayutthaya

Our family enjoyed very much in Ayutthaya. the old city is very interesting and unique but during July because of the heat, is almost impossible to travel and walk over the Wats... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our family enjoyed very much in Ayutthaya. the old city is very interesting and unique but during July because of the heat, is almost impossible to travel and walk over the Wats and the old city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A lot of people would prefer "The head in the tree" but i think the site is also very nice. It is a ancient Temple with a lot of history. Do try to read up before your visit or try to get a tour guide. Take note on the Hot season!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

this wat is in the middle of Bangkok, its very quiet, and had a great view of the city, its greenery, monks, dogs, bells, and heat make this place one unique place to go too.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Wat Phu Khao Thong is a massive white-grey landmark in the province of Ayutthaya. In English, it is a Monastery of the Golden Mount. This landmark has been known as one of the highest chedis in northeastern part of Ayutthaya. If you haven’t known, Ayutthaya has been one of the capitals of the Kingdom of Thailand. The country’s capital has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A very ancient temple full of history, worth a visit as there is so much to see. Be sure to have a Guide or Guidebook as language is a problem in Thailand. Be appropriately dressed even if it is very warm,as a mark of respect to Buddhism. Also be aware of Conmen & Pickpockets all though this is a temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is place where u feel relaxed and get a idea of the old traditions and architecture of ancient Thailand

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Out of the way and uncrowded! Nice place to visit and get away from the crowds! Wished we could have made it back for sunset or sunrise!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

One of the most impressive temples and definitely worth making the short trip outside the city to see (easy on push bike or scooter). It is possible to climb up to the sanctuary and go inside along a short and narrow passage to the dark shrine inside. Very impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One is greeted by lots of colorful statues of cockerels on the way into the site grounds. The stupor itself, however, is white and simple, not gold despite the name.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Came here as part of a tour of Ayutthaya. Aesthetically very different from the other temples in the city as it has a strong Burmese influence. When you walk to the top, you get a pretty incredible view – in the morning there’s also not a lot of tourists who visit, so it stays pretty quiet, and the heat keeps... More 

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