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Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, Ayutthaya

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Dating back to the 14th century, Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon remains one of the city's most famous and scenic holy sites. This magnificent example of Buddhist religious architecture was built by Uthong, the first ruler of the kingdom of Ayutthaya. Expanded and adorned with new buildings over the centuries, the religious complex is now famous for its imposing chedi--a large statue of reclining Buddha--and many other architectural features, as well as the peaceful and meditative atmosphere. Consider a guided tour of the complex, within easy reach from Ayutthaya city. By using our Ayutthaya vacation builder, you can arrange your visit to Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon and other attractions in Ayutthaya.
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  • Start your Ayutthaya journey with Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. Journey Guide: Go to Victory monument and pick a van to Ayutthaya (50/- Bahts) from there I went with Mr. Pok (Well known Tuk-Tuk Tour Guide 0...  read more »
  • This temple is Buddha Chaimongkol. The Buddha is sacred in this measure. To get access to worship as a boon.
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  • The main building will climb fairly steep stairs to about 60. View from the balcony-like blue sky, green grass, and building bricks are combined turned aside on the way, was very beautiful. Also, there was sunshine here cool wind is a good thing. Attention up and down stairs is required.
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  • One of our favorite temples in Ayutthaya. There's been a fair amount of restoration so may not seem as "authentic", but it is very impressive. Home to a reclining Buddha and rows of intact Buddhas surrounding a large central stupa. Easily give yourself 45 minutes to explore!
  • Beautiful historic temple. The chedi complex is magnificent. Must see if you are in Ayuthaya
  • A working temple/monastery. Serene in beautiful surroundings, well kept and amongst the ones you must see when visiting the area.
  • Temple were very well intact to see even inside of the temple tower and tower were surrounded by many different series of Buddah status. Must visit ancient temple in Ayuttaya.
  • This place is famous for a large Chedi (stupa) which can be seen from a distance. The Chedi represents King Naresuan's glorious victory over the then Burmese Crown Prince in a duel on elephants. You can go up the stairs (quite steep) to the explore the Chedi and see Ayutthaya's view. It is always good visiting this place early in the morning or in late evening. Seated Buddha images surrounded the Chedi provide great photo opportunity. The temple houses one of Ayutthaya's most sacred Buddha images. There is also a big reclining Buddha located on site. If you walk around, you'll see King Naresuan Shrine, where Thais go to pay respect to this Great King.
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