Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayutthaya

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#2 of 17 in Historic Sites in Ayutthaya
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. A visit to Wat Chaiwatthanaram represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ayutthaya vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It is a beautiful place. It has the river just to the side is well taken care of. It's giant in my case was the first stop in tuc tuc. You can walk around without problem. There are people working to rehabilitate them.
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  • August 12, 2017
    This is according to me the most beautiful temple of Ayutthaya. Located next to the river and well maintained. We are here with the bicycle go.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Since it is kind of far away from the historic center, this place is not crowded. By the time I arrived, there was a documentary filiming team. They gave me advice for taking good photos.  more »

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