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Wat Naphrameru

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Address: U-Thong Rd, Ayutthaya, Thailand

A 17th-centry Wat located outside Ayuthaya.

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This temple was not center of Ayudhaya and maybe hard to find for sightseeing as I saw amost traveler was THAI people not saw the foreigner maybe they don't know that this temple... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 8, 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

I found Wat Na Phra Meru to be just another temple, however the history behind this is far more interesting. This ubosot (Ordination Hall) was built in 1503 but was not destroyed when Ayutthaya was defeated by a force of over 40,000 Burmese in 1767, making an end to a 400 year old Ayutthaya Kingdom. The Burmese committed such atrocities... More 

Thank digitalroc
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The lore says the principal Buddha image of this temple "cried" when Ayutthaya was sacked by the Burmese in ancient history, so local people are strongly attached to it. The temple building is a beautiful example of architectural inspired by the lines of a boat. The main point of interest is actually the stone Buddha image in the smaller shrine... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

This temple was not center of Ayudhaya and maybe hard to find for sightseeing as I saw amost traveler was THAI people not saw the foreigner maybe they don't know that this temple have the ancient Buddha style to take a picture .You can use GPS to find this place by use the word "WAT NAPHRA MERU" you will see... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great late Ayuthaya architect temple. This temple was use as barrack camp when the Hongsa invaded Ayuthaya. Therefore, The Buddha and the temple itself are all original art work. Love to be there.

Thank JackWorapan
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

We did not stay long and it is part of our cycling tour. But it is lovely to learn something about buddhism and how you can tell apart common and royal temples. It is popular among the locals.

Thank Shen_1986
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

We didn’t spend too long at Wat Naphrameru, but I think it is one of those iconic places within the Ayutthaya Historical Park that should be seen. The highlight of this place is its 6 meter tall golden Buddha image, located in the Ordination Hall and believed to date from the Late Ayutthaya period. It was constructed of metal and... More 

Thank onlyadayaway
Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Wat Naphrameru is a temple situated near the banks of the city canal system and the Lopburi River. Constructed by King Ramadhibodi the second the 10th king in the Ayutthaya dynesty. The Wat was used to sign a peace agreement between the King of Burma, known as King Tabengchaveti, and the King of Siam, King Phramahchraphat the 15th King of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Made a wrong turn and whilst doing a U turn I noticed something a little bit strange so please look at the pics. To the left of the temple as you enter there are 3 chedis which are in a bit of disrepair and I’m sure that doesn’t surprise you but one of them has been taken over by a... More 

Thank desi d
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

This temple is worth visiting and is of historical significance helping you piece together the whole history of the area. It is a working temple. It appears to be favored by chinese tourists as the large Buddha statue makes a photogenic backdrop, their is a monk giving blessings for a fee, a metal 'gong' to sound and daily bowls to... More 

Thank Martin C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

We visited here on our day trip and it was a nice place to see. There is not much to say about what makes this temple unique but it was beautiful and a pleasant place to visit. The gilded Buddha was good though.

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