Wat Thammikarat

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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions
Jul 2019
Wat Thammikarat
This Wat lies sandwiched between 2 road, the Uthong road and the Naresuan road. Naresuan road runs, between Wat Ratchaburana and Wat Mahathat. We walked on the Naresuan road, and after passing the Ayutthaya Technical College, turned right at a red coloured gate, with the signage of Wat Thammikarat. This is probably a short cut. Walking further up on Naresuan road will lead you to Wat Phra Si Sanphet and Wat Phra Ram.
What is noticeable here is the many statues of rooster statues. There is an entrance of 20 Baht here, and the place was not crowded. This is still an active temple, and the interior, with a large Buddha Statue was beautiful. Among the ruins is a chedi, surrounded by lion statues. Then there are also columns, of what, looks like the remnant of a hall, still standing.

We spend about 30 minits here, visiting and photographing this site. Worth a visit, if you are not short of time. We left the site by the main gate on Uthong road to walk to Wat Yannasen
Written June 29, 2020
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Denis H
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg355 contributions
Nov 2019
The first thing you notice when entering this site is the large amount of rooster statues followed by the lion ones.
According to a legend, King Naresuan defeated a burmese prince in a cockfight and people now bring roosters to this temple as offerings. You can even buy some at the temple site itself or in lots of street shops.
The ruins of the chedi are surrounded by lion statues.
Part of colums are still standing in the ruins of the large viharn.
Wat Thammikarat remains an active temple.
Written January 5, 2020
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Blabbott
Aurora, IL707 contributions
Dec 2019
With so many great places to visit in Ayutthaya, I would waste my time here. It is a small ruin and even on a day when the rest of the Wat's were free, they still charged be 20 Baht to get in.
Written December 31, 2019
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YKChuah
Malaysia16 contributions
Nov 2019
Before you go Wat Thammikarat, you can plan to have a good breakfast on diagonally opposite from the Wat called Busaba Cafe & Meal
Written December 18, 2019
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Tim H
Toronto, Canada193 contributions
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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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is another temple in the old city.

The rooster is a symbol of good fortune and wealth. Based on the number and size of the roosters here, this place is awash in good fortune.

Lots of signs in English.

Not busy, worth a visit
Written May 29, 2019
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Gone Walkabout
Tonsberg, Norway560 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
This was a very pleasant surprise. The temple is like most others in Ayutthaya, Great, but this one had no crowds. I came here after the historic park with busloads of people, and here I saw 5 others. I got to look around almost by myself and enjoy the nice quiet atmosphere. Great stop, I highly recommend it. 20 baht entry fee.
Written May 14, 2019
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wil r
Tacoma, WA110 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
First, this place is hard to find on foot. The tourist maps are deceptive, borderline useless. Once there though, we thought it was a treat. Calm place; no tour buses.
Written April 2, 2019
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hunglow
Phuket, Thailand1,367 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
not the best not the worst. a portion unlike others is being used. gives a bit of a sense of what it was like in the old times.
Written March 21, 2019
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Roger W
Siebnen, Switzerland1,145 contributions
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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