Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayutthaya

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The name of the Buddhist Wat Chaiwatthanaram translates as "temple of long reign and glorious era." Built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong, the structure features the Khmer style of architecture. Stop at the shrine, located at the city's historical park, for a look back at religious Thai architecture of the 17th century. Arrange your visit to Wat Chaiwatthanaram and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ayutthaya using our Ayutthaya tour itinerary site .
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  • My husband and I were on a 2-hour boat cruise that included Wat Chaiwatthanaram as its last temple stop. There is an entrance fee, but we had purchased the 6-temple ticket earlier, and this wat is...  more »
  • One site among others of the Ayutthaya Historical Park. Fortunately we arrived here rather late and the crowds of tourists seemed to have gone already. In front of the temple, you can rent...  more »
  • We visited on a boat tour, which barely gave us enough time to see the site. The Kymer style reminded us of the great monuments of Cambodia. If you visit in the late afternoon, you will get better...  more »
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  • Very impressive scale and of course interesting architecture and landscaping. They are ruins so done expect pristine condition but it didn't take much imagination to be impressed. If you're short on time I'd say it's ok to skip it for the more central locations but if you have the transport and especially a free morning to spare before the crowds arrive it's well worth a visit.
  • Worth going if you are in Bangkok. After having visited Angkor Wat I have to say I had great expectation for this place but it does not really compare as far as the size and quality if workmanship. The ruins are still very nice and one can appreciate the bas reliefs and stone work. Still a must stop.
  • As with most of the temple around Ayutthaya, one hour is more than enough to see this particular site. It is located quite far from the main set of three or four temples. You can get a Grab from the main set of temples, on the other hand renting a bicycle or scooter for the entire day might be more useful if you're planning on visiting lots of the temples further away. The temples itself aren't as glorious as the main central temples, on the other hand it is included as one of the 6 temples in the temple pass (220 baht, can be bought from any of the temple entrances that are included in the pass).
  • One of the better attractions to see in the area as it is still in pretty good condition. 50 THB entrance for foreigners. Had a nice walk around the grounds. There was one area still being worked on but it was a great sight to see. There are a few food and clothing stores on the otherside of the road if you need something to drink
  • Beautiful historical ruins from a very important era in Thai history. Due to a very popular Thai drama that is taking place in the golden Ayodhya period the actual historical ruins are extremely popular and Thai people visiting them are dressed up in the traditional costumes from this period (costumes are rented near the site) This adds a nice touch to the experience.
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