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Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana)

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Address: Pratuchai Phra Nakhon, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand

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Under restoration at the moment

We viewed this as we wandered through the grounds of the Ayutthaya ruins. There were signs that stated no entry, however, we did see some tourists going up to explore the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wat Ratchaburana was during an over, but the park itself and small buildings be nice to see, unfortunately, it cost a fee for us who are not citizens from Thailand

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Mannheim, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The historical sites in Ayuttaya are worth a visit. I dont think you need 3 days as you can easily rent a scooter, which is my recommendation, as some of the sites are further apart and especially Wat Chai Wattanaram and Chai Mongkul are quite a bit outside the centre. And last mentioned sites arr at least my favorites. Renting... More 

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Thank Carsten S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

50 baht for non Thai people and this is the view because the temple is under renovation. I will recommend you to stay longer at the nearby temple.

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We viewed this as we wandered through the grounds of the Ayutthaya ruins. There were signs that stated no entry, however, we did see some tourists going up to explore the monument. There are workers doing repairs right now so I am not sure if visits inside the monument are allowed or not. There are still good angles to get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strangely much less visited than the adjacent Wat Phra Mahathat, and much better preserved (and more interesting). It is a long steep climb, but it is possible to visit the chamber a the base of the temple covered with frescoes where the gold treasure was discovered.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Wat Ratchaburana, has a temple that you are allowed to climb the exterior steps and see it inside and down below. This temple was built right next to Wat Maha That and it's 25 year younger. The young King had it built on the cremation site of his two elder brothers. The two brothers had fought to their deaths in... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The Royal Grounds in Ayutthaya were the first of the ruins we saw after leaving Bangkok and it was such a fantastic opportunity to venture the grounds and imagine how much more beautiful it could be compared to the present state. Even with others visiting it is still peaceful and serene. Extremely happy we visited.

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Thank flashncrash
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Have visited this majestic temple every trip to Ayutthaya... The architectural structure, for this time in history is awe-inspiring.... dont miss this while in the historic old capitol city of Thailand !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Visiting temples is a major thing on visitors “to do list” while in Ayutthaya there are so many to view they tend to get jumbled up in the memory as there is little to distinguish one from another and the names are so long. However this temple has its unique story and it starts with the death of king Intha... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

As it's next to the main park, all the tourist groups were there, and this temple was almost totally empty! You can even climb up the main tower and go inside!

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