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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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  • Another buddha but huge! This is the highest vertical! Impressive visiting during prayer: all kneel holding an orange coat, probably by offering to the buddha.
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  • A huge buddha with great pomp and circumstance. It can be very busy. In space there for you people see what gold leaf applied to the smaller Buddha's which stand there
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  • Wonderful it is to see to Buddha to believe that the building was built around him and all these offerings of tissue saffron to dress it's really impressive the word that best describes this temple where the faithful covers the statues of Goldleaf in offering...
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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.