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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  • This place is really just the lying Buddha and nothing else. There's no temple really. I really don't think it worth going. It's a little waste of time actually. There are others lying Buddhas that wo...  more »
  • Here the tiny tout was selling flowers for visitors to place near the statue. Visited by day and again by night since we were staying very close by. Worth including on your tour of the core ruins of t...  more »
  • The first temple we went to see and you will find here a reclining Buddha that is covered in orange cloth.  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • One large reclining Buddha is the main point of interest here and is right off the road making for a great 5 min stop. Some small shops are located directly across the street.
  • Part of the ancient capital. Amazing place. A must see.