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Wat Panan Choeng, Ayutthaya

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Part of Ayutthaya Historical Park, Wat Panan Choeng represents a Buddhist temple built in the 12th century and features a large, gold, seated Buddha. This particular Buddha image is very important for Thais and Thai-Chinese, who considered it the guardian of mariners. Zheng He, a Chinese Muslim admiral, famously visited this attraction in the 15th century and offered gifts to the temple. Remember to dress respectfully and wear long pants and sleeves. Arrange to visit Wat Panan Choeng and other attractions in Ayutthaya using our Ayutthaya trip itinerary builder.
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  • Well our visit coincided with the first day of the new lunar year, so there were throngs of devotees going to offer prayers, give thanks or seeking divine intervention. The giant Buddha was not possib...  more »
  • The Buddha in itself is not that impressive as you have bigger once in Bangkok. But the temple is something else, the amount of tiny details and decorations is astonishing. 
  • Wat Phanan Choeng is famous for its huge golden Buddha, considered to be one of the most beautiful. Legend says this Buddha shed tears when the Burmese attacked Ayuttaha in 1767. After seeing the Budd...  more »
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  • I came here in a big buddhist day, so it's very crowded. Big temple. Too many people. There is a sign in front of the Charpel that you can lose your shoes!
  • Loy Kratong Night at this place was wonderful
  • This place is well known for the assembly hall where a big Buddha image is housed and adorned. Locally referred to as Luang Pho To, the statue is approximately 19 meter high. The temple is always busy, with locals and tourists paying respect to this Buddha image.
  • This is my second favorite Buddha of the ones I visiting it Thailand. The massive golden Buddha is close to 100 feet high, and takes up the space of the majority of the room. We are all crammed into the room admitting the Buddha. This is definitely a must see when visiting Ayutthaya.
  • If i am in town, this is one of the places I always visit. Should go on weekdays to avoid crowd.