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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  • Not as much in ruins as some of the other sites this is a beautiful place to visit. The three large stupas are in good shape and you can get some great pictures. Dating back to the 1400’s. Takes about...  more »
  • More we immerse ourselves in the culture and history of Thailand, the more we realize how we study history in schools is cut overly Western, and this allowed us the knowledge of the history and culture of the countries of Southeast Asia. Devote at least two hours to this impressive temple complex and enjoy the magic and silence almost mystical. Unmissable really, a unique experience. Beware of hot days and sunny, get a hat or umbrella. G&G
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  • The place has a wonderful atmosphere and is a very well preserved site. The three Chedis are very elegant and the whole place gives a good impression of what it may have looked like before the city wa...  more »
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  • The grounds of these ancient ruins are simply amazing. You're trip to Bangkok would be incomplete if you didn't take the time to come out to Ayutthaya and learn about all the history that took place here many centuries ago. We had a fantastic tour guide who told us all of the history and culture of what happened at these sites and why they're still significant today. I highly recommend visiting! You won regret it!
  • Amazing place. Peaceful and beauty. All the historical complex is absolutely recommended
  • One of the most famous temples with historic ancient ruins ... in the Historical Park of the Thai old city of Ayutthaya!!!
  • Wat Phra Si San Phet ~ what is interesting are the many ladies doing local handicraft work within the grounds of the Temple. Wat Phra Si San Phet was a Royal Chapel and as such did not have a Sangavasa ( no monks resided here ). It was used for Royal Ceremonies and rituals including giving Alms to the monks from other Temples, and performing the Wian Tian Ceremony on Buddhist holy days, which entails circumnavigating the Viharn three times at night holding an offering of a candle, flowers and incense. When Ayutthaya was destroyed in 1767 the gold that covered the Buddha image and other decorations was taken by the invaders. During his reign King Rama 1 ( 1782 - 1809 ) of the Rattanakosin Period ordered the transfer of the inner core of Phra Buddha Chao Si San Phet from Ayutthaya to Wat Phra Chetuphon, Bangkok, and it had placed in a Chedi specially built for the purpose. Another Buddha image of importance called Phralokanat was also brought to this Wat at around the same time. The remains of ceramic water pipes were found in grounds of Wat Phra Si San Phet, testimony to the architectural and cultural advances in the reign of King Narai the Great
  • Enrance fee: 50 Baht. Great place to see the old ruins and style of architecture.
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