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Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit, Ayutthaya

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See one of the largest bronze Buddha images in Thailand at Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit, a temple holding sculptures and a site through which to make offerings. When you go, remember to cover up by wearing long pants and sleeves. Remove your shoes before entering the temple. If you would like to make an offering, consider doing so with flowers; they are generally accepted and can be bought at flower markets in town. Use our Ayutthaya vacation generator to visit Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit on your trip to Ayutthaya, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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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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  • Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit is a temple close to the large interesting area of ruins of Ayuttahya. This temple is full of believers during all the day and it as nice to see their faith and smiling fac...  more »
  • Right next to Wat Phra Si Sanphet this little temple with a Buddha inside is still used by locals daily. It was lovely to see the respect and honour displayed by worshippers. Don't miss it if you visi...  more »
  • We went on a weekend. It was crowded with worshippers. It was interesting to witness the people. Since we are not Buddhist, it was a cultural experience for us.  more »