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Address: | Phu Khao Thong Subdistrict, Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Nice view, quiet

I visited this quiet relaxing place twice. There are nice views around and usually no people, or you don't have to notice them as nobody is bothering you :) Very close to here is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ostrava, Czech Republic

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this quiet relaxing place twice. There are nice views around and usually no people, or you don't have to notice them as nobody is bothering you :) Very close to here is the WATER TAXI station, I strongly recommend to use this local transportation. One way is around 8 THB and there are many stops in the channel... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually saw this massive boulevard on the way out of Ayutthaya. We did not know what was there but decided to take this wide, well-maintained boulevard to see what was at the end of the road. We noticed the tall monument wrapped in a golden cloth. We walked up to the top and there was also a small opening... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This temple is located 2 km northwest of the city. From the top of the hill you can see a large view of Ayutthaya and its countryside (rice fields and ponds). At first it Chedi was built by the Burmese during the occupation. After many years, he collapsed for lack of maintenance and was rebuilt into what we see today.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

This temple is very different from all the other Wats in town, it is also the largest. Few people visit as it is a few kilometres outside the city to the NW, but it is comfortably within bycicle range (or even walking).

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

A very interesting Chedi to visit in Ayutthaya. Reconstructed at least 2 times during 500 years, its a very beautiful example of thai-syled chedi. White with golden motifs (know as the Golden Mount), and can be seen from many miles away. Recommended for first time travelers, located 2 kilometers northwest of the royal palace area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Perfect ! Its calm.and full of.speialities! I must come back again! And its Pagoda ia unique and special!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

White and tall. Thats it. You can climb up until peak. This is very wonderful. You have to take off your shoes to enter.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place! I went on a Sunday and it wasn't busy at all. In fact, I couldn't tell if you are able to climb, but a monk waved me up. Going up the steep steps was easier than going down! Amazing view of the city at the top and worth it to go inside the hot tunnel to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

It is wonderful place. ..you can go around the monastery but be careful some place you must remove your shoes when you enter also if you have kids place keep your eyes on them all time. you can go up and enjoy the view around the temple (all farms ).The monastery was built by King Ramesuan.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Phew! A lot of history to this monument and it involved many Kings over a period of time so a bit unique. Definitely worth reading up on before the visit because at first glance it looks quite bland. Climb the 74 steps and you will find a small corridor leading to a smaller chamber with relics in it but this... More 

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