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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  • Many local people had come to pray. The ladies selling flowers and incense were stopped in Japan. As was is a huge reclining Buddha is smiling.
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  • Here the attraction is a huge reclining Buddha, which was the inspiration for the Street Fighter. A little bad care.
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  • Wat Lokaya Sutha means the temple of the Earth and is located in the North West tip of historical Ayuttaha island. The main feature here is its 42 meter long Reclining Buddha draped in orange cloth. I...  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.