Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), Ayutthaya

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Admire the enormous proportions of Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), a brick and cement statue. The reclining Buddha lays with its head on a lotus and legs stretched out, with the midsection protected by a yellow tarp. You only need to make a quick stop to see the temple, and can easily combine it with a tour of Bangkok’s other historical sites. Do not miss the souvenir shops across the road. Make Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam) a centerpiece of your Ayutthaya vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ayutthaya tour planner.
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  • You can very easily walk here from the central part of the Ayutthaya World Heritage Site. You'll pass by some other cool temples on your way too. You won't need to spend very much time here. It's pret...  more »
  • One of the biggest in Ayutthaya and Buddha. A lot of people come and go like a ball of fire. Parking is very easy to visit quiet.
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  • Okay this is a tourist attraction but I was not set upon by anyone selling me flowers and there were no coaches. The Reclining Buddha seems to be taken care of but it is clear that the surrounding are...  more »
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  • One of the must see temples in Ayutthaya. Just beware the scammers in front of the reclining Buddha.
  • Temple of the Reclining Buddha is a MUST DO while in Ayutthaya! Day trip with a knowledgeable guide to learn all about the historic landmark. I particularly enjoyed Wat Lokkayasutharam, so rustic and large.
  • Beautiful reclining buddah. Much garbage surrounding the wat. Litter seems to be very typical of Thailand, but I found this space particularly bad.
  • Open Sleeping buddha statue. Large in size!!. One of the don't miss attraction of Ayutthaya Historical Park. People also worship here.
  • Beautiful site, very impressive the big statue of reclined Buddha.