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. By using our Ayutthaya road trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam) and other attractions in Ayutthaya.
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  • This giant statue of the reclining Buddha lies in Ayutthaya surrounded by ruins . It's not very well maintained ,needs some upkeep compared to other sites nearby . There is an artist in the nearby sho...  more »
  • The place is not crowded, which in and of itself makes it worth the stop. It's peaceful and a nice place to picnic. Some good shopping, but the people selling flowers near the Buddha can be quite aggr...  more »
  • We learned that there is a Buddha for each day of the week, two for Wednesdays! The reclining Buddha is a Tuesday favourite. Very impressive. We spent some extra time lighting some incense, putting wa...  more »
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  • Come to Ayuthaya, this is a must. No entrance fee. You can take picture at the front. No congestion. Beautiful recline Buddha big and small for your visit and respect. However, this place is rather difficult to locate. You have to drive thru a market place and on a small road for a mile. Also, as it has nothing but reclining Buddha, no group tour visit here and therefore you can worship or take pictures at leisure.
  • The place is rich in history and culture. You can see here ruins of the 2nd Kingdom of Thailand (13th-16th century) where you can see the "dead buddha" which is 42 m long. This place is also known as the Old City.
  • Wat Lokkayasutharam contains a beautifully restored reclining Buddha. Located outside the central historical area, this historic temple requires some effort to get to in the hot Thailand sun, especially if you are are taking a walking tour as I was doing. But the effort was worth it.
  • Loved the site. Lots of culture and history. Only a few statues still intact. You can walk the grounds and even go on to some of the architecture.
  • Cool reclining Buddha. Significant restoration work has been done. There are shops and restrooms across the street.
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