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Address: Pratuchai sub-district, Ayutthaya, Thailand

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Beautiful temple

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A beautiful temple with a beautiful Buddha statue,well maintained. Well worth a visit. Best to get a Guide or Guide book as language is a problem in Thailand. Be appropriately dressed even if its very hot, as a mark of respect to Buddhism. Also be careful of Pickpockets & Con men even though this is a temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This one is a fully functional temple that houses perhaps the largest Buddha statue in Ayutthaya. There is nothing to do here and the place is usually quite crowded. Not only the tourists, but the locals also visit this temple in throngs as it is a place of worship. This temple is right by the side of Wat Phra Si... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The golden Buddha statue inside is large and impressive, the temple is clean. Mind to respect the people who come to pray here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is an interesting active temple, easy to reach, right beside the entrance to Wat Phra Si Sanphet, with a large Buddha statue, although Wat Phanan Choeng has perhaps an even more impressive statue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is one place that not ruins that I've visited during my vacation in Ayutthaya :) Although this place crowded with people who pray, but worth visit this place which we can find large Buddha statue with the same name with this place. Opening hour : 08.00 - 16.00 with free admission fee but donation accepted.

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