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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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  • Great temple, loved the giant gold buddha. Stopped her on on day tour of the area. Most tours in Ayutthaya probably visit here. Great photo opportunities. Very big tourist attraction. 
  • Temple beautiful ou'll be a splendid sitting Buddha gilded in gold leaf of an impressive size, prefer the morning visit mid-week to enjoy at best the place.
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  • So impressed that we went back the next day. to attend a ceremony of offerings, take a peek at the edge of the River, the thais feed the fish cats which abound.
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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.