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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  • It's just a quick stop, because there isn't much else to see here, but it's an amazing Buddha. In many ways I prefer this one to the large gold one in Bangkok because this one is in the open air, so y...  more »
  • If you come here at dusk the light makes the orange cloth, wrapped around the reclining Buddha, seem brighter. Also the crowds have usually dissipated by then, and it feels quite serene. There are als...  more »
  • Not too far from wat sri san phet. There's a long giant Buddha statue under renovation, took a quick photo and left after five minutes~ there's not much else to look around here  more »
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  • the temple of the Earth”. Free of charge: The most impressive view for me, was the 42 meters Reclined Buddha statue, which is opposite some ruins. The Buddha was dressed up with a bright orange cloth. Ruins: Apart from the central tower seems still is a good condition, only the bases of few buildings remain.
  • A massive structure of buddha in sleeping postion, with a few local shops selling some buddha lockets.
  • By the time we arrived at Wat Lokkayasutharam, the afternoon heat wave was literally a killer. Quickly walking to view the largest reclining Buddha, though quite faded but still worth seeing, we left. Just a short stop, maybe 10 minutes, I am still holding memory of this Buddha.
  • 想像してるのと違いました、、、野原にドンと置いてあるだけという感じです。観光客も、全然いなかったです。 正面に回ると金箔を無料であげるので貼って置いでと言うようなことを言ってくる人がいますが、教えてあげたからチップとかなんやかんやでお金取られるので気をつけた方が良いです。
  • Only the reclining Buddha and one pillar have survived. Still worth the trip though for a quick photo opportunity and a stroll through the nearby Ayuttaya market.

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Boasting very popular sightseeing attractions, the city of Ayutthaya offers plenty of choice when it comes to accommodations. Encircled by rivers, the town center provides everything from budget guesthouse rooms to more exclusive hotels, occupying architectural landmarks from the colonial era. Outside of the center, expect to find motels and budget accommodation next to main roads, and pricier resorts and hotels nestled up to attractive rivers.
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