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Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Ayutthaya

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Ruin Religious Site
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. By using our Ayutthaya itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and other attractions in Ayutthaya.
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  • The hole area of this temple is worth visiting! There are lots of space to walk around and appreciate the hole temple. And if it's a sunny day the pictures is amazing with the contrast of the colors o...  more »
  • Wat Phra Sri Sanphet is really a stunning place. There are three spires of the old temple surrounded by smaller monuments and the atmophere is wonderful. You can find this amazing wat in numerous movi...  more »
  • Well worth a stop. A couple of touts. Get your tuk-tuk before you get here, as most of the ones you'll see we're already hired for 2 or 3 hours, out by the bus and train stations.  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • Amazing architecture of the triplet towers. The most well-maintained remains of the city.
  • Absolutely stunning. No visit to Ayutthaya will be complete without visiting Wat Phra Di Sanpet.