Wat Thammikarat
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Roger W
Siebnen, Switzerland1,604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
We had first this temple not on the list for watching. But when we drived by with our bicycles, we decided to stop. The temple is located between Wat Maha Tat and Wat Phra Si Sanphet. We did not regret watch this temple, he is versatile und a little different from the typical ones in Ayutthaya. There is also a part, which is still active and people go here for praying.
Written January 9, 2019
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Athit A
Bangkok, Thailand23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
We were driving from Bangkok to this temple as we heard of the reclining Buddha there which was built by the queen of King Baromatrai Lokkanart few hundred years ago. The queen's daughter who was very young at the time fall ill, and the queen made the merit that if her daughter was cured, she would build the temple and the reclining Buddha, which she did. This Buddha was well known to be very holy and many people went to pay respect and pray, and take some of the holy water home to bath / wash their face with for good luck / disperse of the cursing. The site was very impressive with history and artistic value. The head of the Buddha in the main temple which was ruined by the invading Burmese Army, yet too heavy to be taken back to Burma, was moved and kept at the Museum of Ayutthaya, but the site where the Buddha was located is at this temple. This temple is very close to the Grand Palace and it is known that Kings would come here for his religious praying and hearing the monk summon. Totally recommended.
Written September 17, 2018
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DilrukshiH
Colombo, Sri Lanka2,715 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
Nothing great but since its in the historical site & you can find the time its worth seeing the place. Mostly Ruins around.
Be appropriately dressed as a mark of respect to Buddhism, even if the weather is vey hot.
Also be careful of Con men & Pickpockets even though its a temple.
Written March 1, 2015
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,659 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
Wat Thammikarat is lcoated at the eastern wall of the Royal Palace near the river. It is an active monastery with monks in residence. From Wat Mahathat, you need to walk for about half an hour or more to reach this temple.

The fact about Ayutthaya Historical Park is that the whole island is the historical UNESCO site and the temples are sporadically located around the island other than the prominent ones that were located at the central area like Wat Mahathat.When I just arrived at Ayutthaya from Sukhothai, I asked the 7-eleven girl where is the Ayutthaya Historical Park and she told me the whole place is the historical park. I was confused as I walked along few lanes and still did not see a single wat or temple ruins. I asked another local who was waiting for a bus and she gave me the same answer. I persisted further and she asked me to make enquiries at the Police station.

My advice to travellers exploring Ayutthaya Historical Park is to get a good detailed map of the historical park from your guesthouse or hotel. From the map, you will easily find the location of the various temple ruins and easily locate them. Otherwise, the whole place is just like a maze with the many lanes and streets and I got lost many times going round and round at the same place when I did not arm myself with a map. I have a mistaken impression that the Ayutthaya Historical Park is like Sukhothai Historical Park where there is a central fenced up zone and the prominent temples were within that central zone. That was not the case.

Wat Thammikarat was one of the wats further down from Wat Mahathat. It is not one of the most impressive of the various temples but it is an active monastery. Donation boxes are everywhere and the monks are present to offer blessing to the visitors.It is a bit crowdy with many local Thais as they came here to pray. I mistakenly thought this was just a local temple and not part of the UNESCO site. I was attracted by the crowd at the entrance and the Buddhist chanting music until I saw the temple ruins as you walked further in. But the ruins blend well with the tentage and the other added Buddhist sculptures making this part of the UNESCO site but at the same time a holy place for worship and prayer.

The ruins are not restored probably due to lack of funds. The eye-catching part of the temple are the ruins of the giant prayer hall. Massive columns line the sides of the building while two rows of even larger columns march down the interior of the hall. Worth a visit to see an active monastery within the ambit and context of the ancient ruins.
Written November 23, 2014
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nataliegoes
Maslin Beach, Australia247 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It appears to be an active wat and not under the auspices of the national government as a monument. There were monks around, and some stalls in the front that sold soft drinks in exchange for donations, and other activities I didn’t quite understand. The lion statues were really nice, and the Buddha over in the ruins was interesting. It was really quiet over in the ruins area. The large reclining Buddha is in a building that was closed on the day we visited, so that was a bummer. But the seated Buddha and lions made for some lovely photographs. It doesn’t take very long, so I recommend grabbing a drink and sitting in the little seating pagodas and using it as a nice break in your sight-seeing day.
Written November 20, 2010
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Tim H
Toronto, Canada195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Not at all crowded, this temple has the usual suspects - a crumbling stupa, a headless stone Buddha, and a temple complex for worship.
What it has that other don't have, is an ARMY OF ROOSTERS.
Depending which entrance you come in from, you can explore the tall stone walls behind the Buddha statue, and then make your way to a courtyard full of rooster statues. The big ones are not just life-sized, they're *human* sized, like I probably would have trouble taking one in a fight if it came to life. Then the sizes go down and down, until you have little tiny ones. All these roosters are standing in neat rows, just waiting for their next member to be added (which they are, you can purchase one and add it to the masses).
Fun to visit, and very different from the other wats in Ayutthaya!
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Written August 12, 2019
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JoesLincolnEngland
Lincoln, UK90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Unlike you tourist I am working on a project based in Ayutthaya. I am the worlds worst tourist. Lived in Mexico for three years & I only went to the Maya sites ten years latter with my second wife.Spectacular, unbelievable structures, especially the transitions from octagonal to round considering the tools available when constructed. Also the fact that they built of brick. I came on a national holiday so it was fairly busy. Well worth a trip also to the adjacent site. I failed to read up on the site & was disappointed that no tour guides were available. Consequently I have a had a good read on the site & area. The site is well maintained with plenty of of people monitoring from what I witnessed unruly Italian tourist who assumed they were exempt from the 'no climbing on the structures rule' for photos. The only web sites we found for booking guides were Bangkok based, a guide is a must, i leached onto a party & gave the guide 500 Bat the end sorry I cant recall his name but very knowledgeable.
Written July 31, 2018
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AKM4755
Wilmington, Delaware145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
Roosters. Well, really rooster figurines/statues. Hundreds of 'em. All over the place. Some as high as eight feet tall, maybe taller. Well the Temple is apparently older than Ayutthaya itself. And why the roosters? Well, why not, if you are king. Apparently the king who built this temple, Naresuan regarded the triumph of his rooster in a cockfight with that of the Burmese prince foretold his eventual triumph over the Burmese some time later. The veracity of the outcome of this semi-mythical story has been the center of some recent controversey.
Written January 17, 2018
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kev_deb2012
Bangkok, Thailand995 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
This temple is not specular in any way, I would say more fascinating. The dozens and dozens of rooster statues are interesting.
It will cost 20 baht to visit and I think the temple could use every cent to try and help maintain it for years to come.
Written December 29, 2017
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Matt
Wyoming11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
As of Dec 2022, the giant declining Buddha is completely covered with scaffolding and under extensive restoration. The temple surrounded by dogs was worth a visit though.
Written December 7, 2022
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