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Address: Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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Phone Number: 01020346650
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A small entrance fee, but when we were there for some reason it was free. Everything around this park is beautiful and full of history. The boudha in the tree is worth seeing and... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A small entrance fee, but when we were there for some reason it was free. Everything around this park is beautiful and full of history. The boudha in the tree is worth seeing and reading up on all the legends :)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So many Wat's in the area to see. Some 600 years old from the Ayutthaya Kingdom beginning early 1400's. Very old and cool.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time here could of stayed longer but the rain set in. I would strongly advise to go with a guide to get the most out of this worth every penny

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Temple is big and 80% are destroyed. Many Buddhist statue without head is due looting in the past. Wat Mahthat has iconic symbol, Buddha head in the banyam tree. I was happy to be there to learn history of Thai. This is very popular temple for tourist in Ayutthaya town. you can easily to get access with bicycle, motorcycle... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has the cities most famous attraction - the Buddha Head in Tree. The Bathrooms have been renovated and the temple area is very clean. WARNING: Bring your own water before entering the park. Vendors sell a 12oz 7 THB bottle of water for ~20 THB here! Pollution is a problem anywhere so please bring your own waterbottle. Not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is not a big place compared with the other historical site. There are the usual ruins and the stone buddhas. However, there are hidden treasures and nice angles for photo taking. The most fascinating part is the buddha face emerging from the roots of an old tree. During our visit, part of a bee hive fell from the old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the day in the region and it was a great trip! The ruins were very neat with lots to see and do and tree in particular very unique. Generally there is a fee (we were there on a day there was not) but in July anyway it was still extremely hot towards the middle of the day. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting Old City, the tree with the head of Bhudda is the most I like, the temples around the area are all the same. Am just disappointed with the tuktuk drivers, they are crooks. we paid 1000 baht for seven temples to look, and the driver told us that we only have 3 hours to do all of it.... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Easy to get to and not too many people. I come back here again and again. Don't worry about the photographer outside that try and push you to buy the plates with your photo in - other than that, what a great experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting spot to stop by, the head of a stone Buddha enclosed inside many tree branches, very unique indeed. Only problem is always full of tourists. Cultural Tip: You can take pictures, but don't take selfies, this is a lack of respect in Buddhist religion.

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