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Wat Phu Khao Thong (Golden Mount)

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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand

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An Ancient Temple.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
DilrukshiH
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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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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Iwakuni
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Over 300 well spaced steps. Go early int he day as it is very hot. Good small cafe on the way up. Souvenirs are reasonably priced and the profits go to the temple so they are worth buying here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This Wat is located further out of town than the other main attractions, probably best to take a tuk tuk, but can be done on bicycle if you're keen. Much quieter than most, we went early afternoon and had the place to ourselves. You can also walk up the stairs to the top and get some pretty great views, plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Omg this was so cool! Even if it's quite basic and nothing really impressice compared to all the other ruins in Ayutthaya it's just so beautiful and impressive. We were actually the only people there and I really enjoyed the view and visit. It's definitely worth a visit! Just make sure that you tuk tuk wait for you cause it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

It's located a bit outside the old city. Take a tuk tuk or motorbike to get there. No entance fee. Best time to visit this wat is afternoon. You can go to the top and wait for the sunset. You will be served with stunning panoramic view. And not far from here you can visit Naresan Monument, the King of... More 

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