Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Ayutthaya

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Built in the 15th century, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet once served as the largest and holiest temple in Ayutthaya, Thailand’s ancient capital. You will recognize the attraction by its three cone-shaped chedis, said to hold the ashes of three past kings as well as relics. Burmese attacks severely damaged the site in the 18th century, and the three chedis remain the only buildings restored so far. Most people just come for a glimpse of these iconic structures, but take some time to explore the ruins of this important Thailand attraction. Put Wat Phra Sri Sanphet on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ayutthaya road trip planning website .
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  • Beautiful really beautiful place.... Worth a long drive from Bangkok...with a great hired private tour guide driver who knows his country 's history  more »
  • This temple is slightly larger than that of Wat Phra RAM, yet also not 50Baht value entry. I had taken a panoramic photo of the 3 towers, otherwise we had observed back the squirrels in the trees.
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  • Is always come with the introduction of Ayutthaya. Majestic architecture stands in extensive grounds. Come to Ayutthaya was like new.
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  • It took me around 15 minutes to walk from Thammikarat to this ruin. This one used to be a large temple, which once contained a 16 meters high Buddha covered in gold. Well, like the Spanish with the Incas; Burmese conquerors set fire on it to melt it down in 1767. The temple still holds three distinctive comprehensive engraved. Loved it!
  • It was the most important temple of the city as part of the royal palace compound, and the three large stupas aligned with the center hosting the remains of so many kings. Over a hundred of Buddha mutilated statues are lined up along the perimeter wall. It is the structure of archaeological importance in better condition than Ayutthaya.
  • Really a beautiful structure built in 1300s, destroyed by Burmese in 1700s and restored partially in 1950s, it depicts the Ceylonese design.
  • Amazing ruins. Very cool that one can walk freely.
  • I was extremely happy to start seeing some more ancient temples on our tour of Thailand, after seeing many still-used temples that seemed to blur together. These temples are massive and it was so interesting to see what had survived, and to view the model layout of how the temples would have looked, had they not been destroyed by the Burmese.

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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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