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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  • October 2, 2017
    If you switch by Ayuthaya you will necessarily go through that, it's one of the best preserved! It's nice (especially between 8 and 10 in the morning) after tour operators landed and it is noisier.
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  • September 25, 2017
    One of the important temple in the Ayutthaya. The gigantic seated Buddha image is the oldest since 26 years before the Ayutthaya Empire was found. The temple was restored many time. The latest restora...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    The temple houses the big golden sitting Buddha of the city. The main temple was small & compact. At the time of our visit the Buddhists were having a ceremony & it was filled to the brim that made it...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 3, 2017
    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.
  • July 28, 2017
    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.
  • May 14, 2017
    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.
  • August 26, 2017
    Beautiful temple with big buddha image inside the vihara

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