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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  • This is one of the most impressive temple complexes in the island of Ayutthaya. It is very different from the others. It has three white huge chedis that guard the ashes of King Borommatrailokanat and...  more »
  • Giving is tri-towers is a beautiful presence. Placed around the lower Tower and central tower, like other temples, the temple can vary significantly.
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  • This temple is the temple that is located in an ancient Palace district, in. There are no Buddhist monks and religious ceremony. But the current ruins and the unique elements of the 3 high here.
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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!
  • A little disappointed as they really pushed to visit a lot of temples, which were interesting the first time, but by the 3rd one, when not Buddhist, starts to get old. The former palace ruins were interesting, but inaccessible and not very much information about them or the city that was to have existed.
  • If you love history, you have to visit Wat Phra Si Sanphet. It was the holiest temple on the site of the old Royal Palace
  • We were quite disappointed... all the beautiful sacred ruins are devastated by a lot of garbage left around by the tourists... the tour guides let people step and walk on the ruins to take pictures even if it’s forbidden, showing zero respect. Not worth it. If you love ruins and temples, Sukhothai is way better than this farang trap.
  • 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!

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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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