Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Ayutthaya

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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First built in 1448 A.D. during the reign of King Boromtrilokanath, this is the largest temple ruin in Ayutthaya.
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069 Rattanaporn Numsuvimonkul
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand7 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
It is a beautiful temple that is ancient and old. People like to take pictures and admire the beauty of the temple. During the filming here, people tend to take pictures in different locations as if they were in a movie set. which is personal preference.
Written October 21, 2021
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ThaiTrav.com
Bangkok, Thailand94 contributions
Jun 2020
This temple was built in the 14th century and was destroyed in 1767.

The highlight of this temple is the three large stupas standing at the center of the temple, which quite in good condition.

The stupas were built for containing relics of Kings of Ayutthaya."
Written April 20, 2021
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Pimpatcha
bangkok120 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
I‘d like to recommend everybody to visit here once in a lifetime.Although I am Thai but i feel stunning with the historical place like this. It seems like we are walking through the legend. Should go!!
Written September 19, 2020
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ahmed minawa
61 contributions
Jan 2020
It's one of the main destinations you should visit this place if you come to Ayutthaya.Site is big and so open which makes it easier to move around when it is crowded
Written August 20, 2020
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet is one of the 5 main temples in Ayuthaya historical circuit. This is UNESCO world heritage site mostly in ruins except the 3 beautiful giant Pagoda style temples located besides one another. I liked taking pictures here amidst the ruins. There are some broken Lord Buddha idols amidst the ruins of this large temple complex.
Written July 20, 2020
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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,361 contributions
Jul 2019
This ruins is a part of the ancient Royal palace of Ayutthaya. The place was crowded, as it is one of the main, attractions of Ayutthaya. There are sign boards, illustrating its history and significance. The temple complex is huge and well maintained.

The main exhibits here are three chedis, which contain the ashes of three Ayutthaya kings. There is also an ordination hall, and a hall were monks studied the teachings of the Buddha. The complex is surrounded by an outer wall. Lining the walls is a great number of subsidiary chedis and viharns.
The place bounds to be hot, therefore carry a hat, sun lotion and lots of water. We spend about 90 minits 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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HOOMAN
Tehran, Iran1,187 contributions
May 2019
Wat Phra Si Sanphet was the holiest temple on the site of the old Royal Palace in Thailand's ancient capital of Ayutthaya. In 1350 King Ramathibodi I, ordered the construction of a royal palace in the same area that Wat Pra Si Sanphet stands today. The palace was completed in 1351 and the King established Ayutthaya as the capital of his Kingdom. In 1448 the King built a new palace to the north and converted the old palace grounds to be a holy site. In 1499 the Royal Chapel was built on the palace grounds. This temple was built for private royal use without resident monks.
King Ramathibodi II gave orders for making a massive 16 meters tall Buddha image of bronze. The surface was covered with more than 340 Kg of gold. This statue, called “Phra Si Sanphetdayan”. And the temple was called Wat Phra Si Sanphet, “temple of the Buddha Si Sanphet”. Unfortunately during the Burmese invasion it was destroyed and its surface gold was melted & was taken to Burma.
At the center of the temple are three large bell shaped stupas (chedis) standing on an elevated platform. Next to each chedi, stands a square mondop with a pyramidal roof.
When I arrived to the temple, it was somehow different from other temples, it was more mysterious, I noticed that it was because of the shape of sharp-pointed Chedis.
There's a staircase in the Chedi’s surface for going up the chedi, This is one of the only temples in the park that you’re allowed to climb so it's not strange that it’s a very popular spot for photography in the historical park.
Written April 29, 2020
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Jane N
London, UK860 contributions
Jan 2020
This was founded during the 15th Century as a state temple. There are three main chedis to house the relics of the kings. It was sacked by the Burmese in 1767 and many of its treasure are now kept in museums. Do have a guide to explain what you are looking at and the history behind it.
Written April 6, 2020
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Terry
Whitstable, UK44 contributions
Mar 2020
Spent about an hour here with our guide who showed us the most important and impressive parts of this site. Worth the heat to wander round and see the history
Written April 2, 2020
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patrickperbkk
Perth, Australia1,220 contributions
Apr 2019
One of the most famous / important temples in Ayutthaya. It's breathtaking to walk around the ruin temple. Pictures speak louder than words. Highly suggested to wear light fabric (long sleeve) shirt as there is not much tree at the temple. A cap would be a good idea too.
Written March 29, 2020
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