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Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit

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Address: | Pratuchai Subdistrict, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand

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the buddha is a legend

There are loads of temples like this in thailand, so you might miss it thinking it's just another normal temple. Indeed from outside, it looks rather normal. What makes it sp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
c_Destino
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Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you have been to the Grand Palace and have seen the Emerald Buddha, or if you have been to Wat Traimit and have seen the Golden Buddha, this would be a little bit boring. As such, it has a good side; there are not many tourists that come here so it's relatively peaceful. It's also free. ☺️ With that... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is free entrance. We did not go inside, but it looks lovely from the outside. It is just next to the Wat Phra Si Sanphet.

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Thank Shen_1986
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When first visited Ayutata, I started indulging in the great historical remains of AYUTAYA kingdom period, the Pagoda are those most charmingful statues in which Shocked and surprised me for the Plaetau!

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Thank David C
Ayutthaya, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with my wife, who is a budhist. She was interrested in the temple and spend some time inside the temple, and I tought it was nice too from the outside. Otherwise, it didn`t separate from the other ones, all around the city, but still it was very nise build, and apart from many other places, I noticed that... More 

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Thank Jesper S
China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are loads of temples like this in thailand, so you might miss it thinking it's just another normal temple. Indeed from outside, it looks rather normal. What makes it sp special is the buddha inside, please do remember to take a look at the history photos, this buddha survives the war!

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Thank c_Destino
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

It's written on the walls on how the place was build. Take time to read them and surely you will appreciate the place even more. Not just this one but every place/temple you go to in Thailand as their culture is very rich and interesting.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I came across this by accident whilst on a bike ride out towards the reclining Buddha. This wasn't something we'd specifically come to Ayuthaya to see, but I'm so glad we did. The size of the Buddha within this building is huge and I cannot express how impressive. It only takes 5 minutes to have a nose... More 

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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The statue of Buddha was ordered to be moved from its original site to this site by King Songtham in 1610 AD in order to commemorate the deaths and burial of Royal kings. The statue known as Phra Mongkhon Bophit had been commissioned by a former king Chairachathirat in 1538 AD, but until the time of King Songtham kings were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We visited several temples in Ayutthaya. This temple is one of the list. We walked around and went inside the main area to kneel for buddha and got blessing.

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Thank Suwannapat K
Bhubaneswar, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

It was constructed during 1448-1602. Later it was damaged by lightening. This vihara of lord Buddha was restored in the year.1743. Again during the fall of the Ayutthaya in 1767,it was burnt by fire and the head and right arm were broken.Finally it was restored in 1956. The height of the Buddha statue is 12.45 meters tall.It is reported to... More 

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