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Wat Phu Khao Thong (Golden Mount)

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Address: | Phu Khao Thong Subdistrict, Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Not Quite As White

An impressive stupa that was once built by the Burmese, and despised by the Thais, who allowed it to deteriorate so they could build a new one. Has a very interesting history, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 13, 2017
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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode our bikes northwest of town to get to Wat Phu Khao Thong. It's lovely shabby-white stupa rises over the countryside of rice fields and fish ponds. The name means "Golden Mount." The original chedi on the site was erected by the Burmese during their occupation of Ayutthaya. You can climb up to the base of the chedi for... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

An impressive stupa that was once built by the Burmese, and despised by the Thais, who allowed it to deteriorate so they could build a new one. Has a very interesting history, and obviously different in color, which is currently being redone to bring it back to its former glory.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Worth a visit is you hire a driver for a few hours. This temple is in the rural area and when you climb to the top you can see across the whole area.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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 November 20, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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