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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  • August 17, 2017
    This place is the first stop of the Ayutthaya tour from Bangkok. Interesting architecture and statues. Well worth a visit in Ayutthaya.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Sleeping Buddha statues in Japan, I think many are turning abroad is difficult, and most were sleeping. It is a cultural difference.
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  • August 15, 2017
    If the reclining Buddha in Bangkok is large this is immense has 42 meters long is concrete and is about the size of one in comparison is ridiculous. I liked it enough that
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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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