Wat Panan Choeng, Ayutthaya

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#6 of 17 in Historic Sites in Ayutthaya
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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  • The oldest temple in the Holy Temple, Ayutthaya provincial is the most famous. Inside is Luang Buddha statue. Big and beautiful Not to mention a commercial success as well as a past puttha. Avoid the inevitable, he told me.
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  • This was the first temple I visited, it is an obligatory stop, be full of people, obviously have to go barefoot to the part where this immense Buddha into a room that you can not believe as this stuck there. The temple has other things to see but this is all eyes... Incredible size of the Buddha
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  • Wat phanan choeng as a respectable measure of Phra Nakhon SI thanathini covers have traditionally clad father, very big is everyone is fabric for the coming quarter, the thuai, and then you'll be chanting ceremony. Fate by everyone is fabric covered Tri-grip itself to Fortune.
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  • This temple is peacefully set and located along a river. The amazing Buddha image that is the highlight of the temple does not disappoint. For those keen on feeding fishes, you can walk by down the river.
  • 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.
  • Popular n Fav place for warship so very crowded during the weekend n holiday. However, the temple and big budha statue inside is so beautiful.
  • My last visit before leaving Ayutthaya since is far from the other famous sites.This active Buddhist Temple’s most noteworthy attraction is its 19m Golden Buddha surrounded by 84000 smalls Buddha images. The view of this giant status left me speechless, truly wonderful.
  • Beautiful temple with big buddha image inside the vihara

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