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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  • October 2, 2017
    SAGAT stage reclining Buddha. Is quite large for whole image photographing very helpful. Main site is at the rear of the reclining Buddha, most has collapsed because of the war. Corresponds to the front of the reclining Buddha back views of the original temple, so round up and thought I better see feel the history around.
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  • September 28, 2017
    It’s not really a temple I should say. It’s just opened air with the Buddha reclined covered in yellow cloth. An old lady grandma would walk around with un bloom lotus flower with 3 joss stick and a c...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    The Temple of Lokaya Sutha was not as relevant or its ruins (hardly distinguishable) are too spectacular, but there is a reason why it is worth approaching there: its gigantic image of reclining Buddha, of 42m long and 8m high. Quite an impact for the view. The temple of Lokaya Sutha was not so relevant and its ruins (barely distinguishable) are too spectacular, but there is a reason why it is worthwhile to get there: its gigantic Reclining Buddha image, 42m long and 8m high. A whole impact for the view.
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  • August 26, 2017
    Hot but good reclining Buddha image. Pay respect to the giant reclining buddha image and take some pictures. Don't forget to bring a hat or an umbrella.
  • August 28, 2017
    One of the many ancient temples around the area. If you want to go for a roll, I feel it's best to get an all temple pass instead of paying 50 baht per visit to just this temple.
  • August 2, 2017
    Well-Preserved and you won't be bothered with annoying crowds unlike the Grand Palace and Wat Pho in bangkok. Best place if you want to reconnect with Thai ancient history. You can really see thailand's rich history and culture
  • May 14, 2017
    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.
  • August 27, 2017
    Historic place with big Buddha Statue. Remember to bring umbrella, it can go quite hot here.

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