Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
I had visited this ancient temple dedicated to Lord Buddha during my Ayuthaya sightseeing. Entrance ticket is 20 baht for this place. The temple is built in a Pagoda style architecture with 2 giant Buddha idols outside the temple and many small Buddha idols in the walkway surrounding the temple. One has to climb 50 steep steps to reach the top where many devotees were dropping coins inside a hole to fulfill wishes. Also the view of the temple complex from the top is very beautiful. I also saw a giant white Buddha in the garden at the backside of the main temple.
Written July 19, 2020
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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is one of the most important and beautiful Wats in Ayutthaya. Our driver informed us, that it is still an active temple, as well as a place of homage to a Thai King. The place was crowded with both local and foreign tourist. There are sign boards, illustrating on its history and significance. Discreet clothing is required.
The main exhibit here, are a bell-shaped Chedi, which visitors, can climb up the steps to a platform, for views over the temple complex. A rectangular gallery surrounds the chedi and is lined with dozens of stone Buddha images. There is a reclining Buddha and a new ordination hall. There are also thousands of statues of roosters and fighting cocks as a homage to one of the Thai King who himself owned fighting cocks.

The place bounds to be hot, therefore carry a hat, sun lotion and water. We spend about 2 hours here. This is a photographer’s paradise. Transport is available to go back. If visiting Ayutthaya, then a visit to this place is a must.
Written June 30, 2020
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leshy-travel
Bydgoszcz, Poland276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, or "Great Monastery of Auspicious Victory". Its distinguishing feature is the high prang (tower) dominating the area. The temple is old and was built in the second half of the 14th century during the reign of King U Thong. Interestingly, it is still active and monks live in it. The current name of the monastery was acquired at the end of the 16th century, when a large chedi was built. In the northeast, you can see a large statue of the Reclining Buddha wrapped in yellow cloth, facing east towards the rising sun. Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, like many other buildings in the area, was destroyed during the invasion in 1767. Great place and worth visiting.
Written April 11, 2023
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fatin abdulloh
Su-ngai Padi, Thailand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
It’s wonderful historical place. The chedi is one of the largest in Ayutthaya and was built by King Natesuan. A rectangular gallery surrounds the chedi and is lined with dozens of stone Buddha images. That’s amazing!
Written November 11, 2022
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Madeena zara
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
The harmony of the statues surrounded by chedis and loads of plants is really amazing. It can get crowded, but still makes you feel in peace.
There is also a small pond with turtles you can feed right next to the main hall.
Written November 30, 2022
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Beth
Bristol, UK1,010 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited here whilst we waited for our train which was in a hour and a half, so didnt stay all that long. No one was on the desk to pay so we went in for free but I think it was 20 baht entry. Lots of buddha monuments, steps to climb and things to photograph.
Written January 14, 2020
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guptaashok_0511
Noida, India482 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is Buddha Temple. It has lot of Buddha statues with magnificent reclining Buddha. For going to temple you have to climb many steps, however reclining Buddha statue is at ground level. This is a sacred place.
Written January 17, 2020
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Krishnan U
Bengaluru, India365 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This was the first temple we visited in Ayuthaya. It has a huge Chedi and this is one of the few temples where you can climb the stairs to the top of the Chedi. You can get some good views from the top.
There is a functioning Buddhist temple right in front of Wat Chai Mang Khon. There is also a large statue of Sleeping Buddha in the temple compound. There is a small fee for entrance.
Written January 24, 2020
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anyamagic
Bangkok, Thailand1,737 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
Great Experience and a must see temple. I went this place so many time. It's stunning to see beautiful history.Don't miss!
Written June 27, 2020
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Marco P
Singapore, Singapore717 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Not sure because it was the first site we visit. But the stupa, statue it was incredible nice and great energy.
Written February 2, 2020
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