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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I personally preferred this to Wat Maha That and it was just over the road. Like the other temples, this is full of amazing history and one can walk round the place in a daze imagining what it was like when it was not a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One cannot fail to wonder how this temple would actually look like during its hey days once you enter the arch door into the courtyard. Still beautifully preserved and you can take time climbing and walking around the temple complex.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

If you have time , Ayutthaya is only an hours drive from Bangkok. The ruins here are beautiful. There are few other ruins to visit. Best to allocate an entire day to visit the ruins

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pazza71
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Wat Ratchaburana is located central in Ayutthaya, just near of Wat Maha Tat. It’s a smaller temple with the typical chedi of Ayutthaya. It’s smaller temple but for sure a temple you need to visit when in Ayutthaya.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The interesting thing about these ruins are the doorways in which each stupa is framed. If you are IG crazy, these will probably be the best ways to take a pic. Sit in the viharn (preacher hall) and rest in the shade of the still...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

This is one of the 6 recommended temples in Ayutthaya and is included in the ticket IF you bought the 240 baht ticket. It is directly across the street from Wat Maha That which is probably where you went first!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VivaHawaii
Reviewed September 14, 2018

From a distance, this wat seems pretty much like all the others. The cool thing about this one is that you can enter the main prang after climbing a couple short levels of steps. Once inside the prang, you can descend deep into the crypt,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We liked this wat Ratchaburana the most. It stands magnificent. Also you can climb to main prang and even climbed down inside to view some murals. My 4year son was very much excited! Must see among all the temples in this complex. It's right next...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ananya P
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I liked this the best of the ruins we visited in Ayutthaya. It didn't seem as popular as it's neighbour (Wat Mahathat) which meant we were free too wander unimpeded by other sightseers. It's not free to enter though, and will cost you a small...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GtheKiwi
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

It is my favorite temple in Ayutthaya. I enjoyed climbing up to the temple and stay there to watch the view of the surrounding. It is also the only temple allow people to climb up. On the top, You will be able to find a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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