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Address: Pratuchai sub-district, Ayutthaya, Thailand

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It pales compared to the ruins, but it is a beautiful wat with an impressive Buddha image. Worth a quick peek while you're checking out Wat Phra Si Sanphet

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We happen to walk by it and went in. Impressive Buddha, not much information. More touristy seeming than other wats in the area.

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Winters, ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very popular place with the locals and vibrant with flower offerings and butter candles. Be respectful of the worship.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We joined a group tour to Ayutthaya and this is one of the attractions. By the time we went here, we were already tired from several stop overs but it was worth checking out inside. The architecture is very unique and impressive. Like any other wat in Thailand, remember to remove your shoes before going in and cover up if... More 

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Impressive as you walk up the stairs to the front door huge brass Buddha and historically wise very interesting things to read in English as you walk around ,they have restored it very well over the years.cool inside so enjoy the peace and tranquility .well worth the effort to go and see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It pales compared to the ruins, but it is a beautiful wat with an impressive Buddha image. Worth a quick peek while you're checking out Wat Phra Si Sanphet

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Yes, it is a nice temple with a HUGE meditating Buddha inside. Interesting to observe how the locals offer incense sticks outside and pray inside. The temple roof top, especially the front view as you enter makes a good photo-op. If you have just 1-day in Ayutthaya, I would skip it and focus on other great ruins.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very beautiful temple with a large buddha statue. If possible, go there on sunday. We went and there were a lot of locals also. Nice to see the temple in use!

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Odessa, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was the first temple we visited in Ayutthaya - and we weren't impressed. It's just 'another' temple with a 17 meter high sitting Buddha. Nothing special at all. When you're in the area anyway, you may visit it to make your list complete.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Beautifully maintained temple in Ayutthaya with a stunning giant gold buddha that reaches the roof. There is no entrance fee for this attraction and you need to leave your shoes outside. Not too much happening here but is still worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is an active temple that is just next door to Wat Phra Si Sanphet. You have to keep your shoes on the rack outside the temple and no one will touch them. The Buddha statue in the temple touches the roof. Its huge and gold. There are many other statues around and lots of pilgrims visit with pledges and... More 

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Address: Pratuchai sub-district, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Ayutthaya Province  >  Ayutthaya

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