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. Plan your visit to Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ayutthaya attractions website .
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  • We learned that there is a Buddha for each day of the week, two for Wednesdays! The reclining Buddha is a Tuesday favourite. Very impressive. We spent some extra time lighting some incense, putting wa...  more »
  • Very nice and exciting statue due to its location and its Majesty. However I would like to remind you that, like every other Buddhist site in Thailand, is primarily a place of worship, let us not forget that. Free admission. Highly recommended for believers and non-
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  • A little out of the way. Quiet. Nice picture as possible because it is not between 4 walls ;) Go to 4 pm or 4.30 pm for light (the Sun will be behind you) take a tour also in 2 or 3 temples that are behind.
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  • An example of how nice ancient Ayutthaya could be: Rest of Ayutthaya/Ancient History Park could use this as an example of 1) how to restore keep up an ancient temple 2) how to keep an area clean, 3) use sensible double pricing Foreigner: THB20/ Thai: free. This is by far my most favourite ancient temple in Ayutthaya and I make sure to stop by there once every time I am in the city.
  • It is an ok site to visit, just that it is a pity that it is not left and reconstructed in its original state. The ruins and missing Buddha heads does tell you a lot of history and how war has lain ruins to this place. Personally, I only like the sleeping Buddha statue and the beheaded Buddha statues around the courtyard area. It is part of the day tour, as the places are all nearby one another so yes, still a nice place to visit.
  • A very well maintained historic site. A magnificent temple. It is worth to go back visiting again and again.
  • Great temple. One of the best in Ayutthaya. Avoid mid day, it will be very crowded and the heat is max at this time. Ticket for foreigners 20 baht
  • Excellent place to visit when you are around Bangkok. Change of view, other than hectic Bangkok city. This is home for a reclining Buddha, which is reconstructed according to the ancient Buddha. Interesting architecture of old temple.

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