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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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  • The Wath panan hydropower Choeng temple is at and even with its quirks, skeleton speaking collections of theater masks. Impressive Thai
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  • Beautiful temple. Impressive Buddha and paintings on the walls. Much trade inside and out, that I didn't like.
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  • We visited this temple a week end and unwittingly arrived in full ceremony. If you have the opportunity go
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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.
  • 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.
  • Great buddha image and mix art of Thai-Chinese, let try feeding a ton of fresh water fish.
  • One of the best experiences I had, I was the part of the rituals performed at the temple with the yards and yards of yellow cloth. A stunning mega structure of the Lord Buddha in gold.

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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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