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. Add Wat Panan Choeng and other attractions to your Ayutthaya trip itinerary using our Ayutthaya route builder tool .
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  • It was a local Thailand tourists were Wat Panan Choeng. Fewer tourists from overseas and local Thailand people-friendly temples I think. Temple parking lot is clean, auto, have visited Thailand locals felt. Panan WAT Choeng was characteristic of a large gold-colored statues, and Chinese-style buildings. Next to the temple is in the Chao Phraya River. The atmosphere was. We recommend.
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  • Do during the boat ride who share Tony's place, inside the temple is stunning (and I don't mean 3 huge safes at the foot of the Buddha!)
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  • Wat Phanan Choeng is wonderful! We had a day and road trip from Bangkok to Ayutthaya on Sunday. The temple was busy at 10 am. There are the Buddha mall and the Chinese Hall at the temple. The Golden B...  more »
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  • The tour of the temples and pagoda started off with this temple. This temple is peacefully set and located along a river. The amazing Buddha image that is the highlight of the temple does not disappoint. It is said the Buddha seems to keep looking at you as you walk towards the Buddha, and it does seem true - for me at least. They were wrapping cloth around the shoulder of the huge Buddha like a form of monks’ robes. For those keen on feeding fishes and doing good deeds, you can walk on by down the river.
  • It is a Buddhist temple, which has an enormous Buddha statue inside the temple. Nice place to visit. It is very popular for local thai to come and pray. It is very crowded, I believed thousand visitors come to this temple each day.
  • Is very good temple, wat yai chaimongkol
  • The enormous Buddha barely fits within the Wat making it incredibly impressive. It's worth a stop on your trip around Ayutthaya
  • This temple and monastery left me speechless. It was incredibly peaceful yet you could sense the activity going on all around. The giant Buddha image is worth seeing, as are all of the ante-chambers off the main temple, which are colourful and richly decorated. I'm not sure why but there was something very special about this place.

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Boasting very popular sightseeing attractions, the city of Ayutthaya offers plenty of choice when it comes to accommodations. Encircled by rivers, the town center provides everything from budget guesthouse rooms to more exclusive hotels, occupying architectural landmarks from the colonial era. Outside of the center, expect to find motels and budget accommodation next to main roads, and pricier resorts and hotels nestled up to attractive rivers.
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