Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, Ayutthaya

Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
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ThaiTrav.com
Bangkok, Thailand94 contributions
Jun 2020
Probably the most famous place in Ayutthaya. Very beautiful but crowded, must come!!

This temple was built 7 years after Ayutthaya was established as the capital of Siam in 1350 by King U-Thong.

In 1592, Burma invaded Siam (Thailand) with 250,000 troops to take Ayutthaya. King Naresuan knew that his army, 100,000 troops, was severely outnumbered, and a straight fight would not bring victory. So during the war, he spotted the Prince of Burma, Mingyi Swa, and challenged the prince to a single combat duel on atop of their war elephants.

The prince accepted the challenge and eventually that battle becomes the most epic Elephant Battle of Thailand history.

Because of King Naresuan's victory, Ayutthaya was safe from being colonized from Burma. Then, the largest pagoda was built in this temple to be a victory memorial.

However, 175 years later, Ayutthaya was taken by Burma in 1767 and all temples were destroyed.
Written April 20, 2021
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Archie Jain
Noida, India105 contributions
Dec 2019
Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon has a reclining buddha statue and lots of other buddha statues. There are two huge statues just outside the main building of the temple. There are a lot of stairs to be climbed to reach the main building. There is a separate small worship place with Golden Buddha Statue outside the historical temple.
The central premises of the main building are surrounded by buddha statues on all four sides lined up in a beautiful fashion. The temple is majorly uncovered thus umbrellas, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended to be carried along.
It would take around 30 minutes to walk through the premises.
Written January 15, 2020
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
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, Malaysia1,361 contributions
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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DH
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg378 contributions
Nov 2019
This was the last site we visited this day and really wished we could have spent more time here to discover all the details... maybe some other time.
This site is located outside of the old Ayutthaya city wall and is dominated by a large Chedi with 4 smaller ones on the corners of it's base.
The reclining Buddha as well as lots of other Buddha statues are to be seen on this site.
Written January 3, 2020
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Beth
Bristol, UK895 contributions
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
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
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, Thailand1,729 contributions
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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Roger W
Siebnen, Switzerland1,192 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
This temple is located outside the historical park und is for me one of the highlights in Ayutthaya. There are different things to see, a big reclining buddha, a stupa which is decorated with many buddhas, where you can also go up and a the whole temple is located in nice surroundings. Despite the fact he is a little outside, his visit is a must, you will not regret it!
Written January 15, 2019
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