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Address: U-thong Road, Pranakorn Sri ayutthaya District, Ayutthaya 13000 , Thailand
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stunning, but very crowded

a stunning site, outside the inner city, and probably the most visited temple compound in Ayutthaya, crowded with tourists from all around the world (including many Buddhist... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a stunning site, outside the inner city, and probably the most visited temple compound in Ayutthaya, crowded with tourists from all around the world (including many Buddhist pilgrims from Japan etc.), but also very popular with locals. try early morning or late afternoon, to have a bit more of peaceful time there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An impressive temple, which has an adjoined currently functioning monastery. Has been largely restored to its former features, but mainly for the tourist market in mind. As such, it is very crowded and lacks a certain reverence found at most historic sites. All said though, it is worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is another place that you must see in Ayutthaya- I never get bored of seeing these historical places and there are so many here! Go see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol is located a short distance from the walls of Ayutthaya. Built by King U Thong (Ayutthaya’s first ruler) in 1357, the temple is also known as "Chao Phaya Thai Temple" and has a large Chedi that dominates the skyline.The Chedi was built in 1592 to celebrate King Naresuan’s single-handed defeat of the then Burmese Crown Prince... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple complex is worth the trip to visit, allow at least an hour to explore the grounds and temple. The reclining Buddha is at the rear of the complex and easy to miss, turn left after you go in the main gate and it is behind a wall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During a day long visit to Ayutthaya, we visited Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. It seemed like replica of Lying Buddha in Bangkok. We bought a gold leaf to offer. Overall, liked it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each ruin I visited in Ayutthaya had it's own charm and it's own peaceful presence (even though, admittedly, when you're hot and tired and you've been walking a lot, they can start to look alike). It is an operational monastery as well with the living quarters on the outskirts of the ruins. Everywhere you look there is something to see.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You enter next to the reclining Buddha which is a smaller cousin of the one in Bangkok, however with this one you can attempt to push a coin against its feet and if the coin sticks make a wish. The grounds are quite nice even if the area is smaller than the others and the main attraction is the huge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the major temples in the Ayutthaya area. The temple consists of a large Chedi which is the main attraction, the ordination hall or Ubosot, rows of Buddha statues and the Vihara of the reclining Buddha. Visitors can climb up the main stupa around 60m high and view the temple complex. This is one of the must... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is usually one of the first temple sites that guides, or tuk-tuk drivers, will take you to. A serene but fairly small site dominated by the famous reclining Buddha,which may of may not be clothed in gold.

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