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BANG PA-IN SUMMER PALACE

Place : Bang Pa-In Summer Palace

Location : Ayutthaya

Open Hours : 09:00 am. - 18:00 pm.

Descriptions : Bang Pa-In Palace is ancient palace back to Ayutthaya era. This palace was built by King Prasart Thong and then it was rebuilt by King Mongkut after it's abandoned for long time. The palace is divide into 2 zone one is inner zone that for royal family to use as a resting place the other zone is outer zone that open for normal people and tourist.

WAT MAHATHAT

Place : Wat Mahathat
Location : Ayutthaya

Open Hour : 08:30 am. - 17:30 pm.

Descriptions :  mmediately across the road from Wat Ratchaburana stands Wat Mahathat, which tradition claims King Ramesuan built in 1384. Its most famous feature and one of the most famous places to visit in Ayutthaya is the face of a stone Buddha peeking out from among the roots at the base of a tree. The central prang here is one of the old city's most impressive edifices. In about 1625, the top portion broke off, being rebuilt in 1633 some four meters higher than before. Later, it collapsed again and only the corners survived. In 1956, a secret chamber was uncovered in the ruins. Among the treasures found inside were gold jewelry, a gold casket containing a relic of the Buddha, and fine tableware.

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WAT PHRA SI SANPHET

Place : Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Location : Ayutthaya

Open Hours : 08:30 am. - 15:30 pm.

Descriptions : Wat Phra Si Sanphet is the loveliest but also the most historically important temple in old Ayutthaya. Its three large chedis and numerous smaller ones make this wat - also known as the King's Temple - one of the most impressive sights in the ruined city. Two of the large chedis, the eastern and central ones, were built in 1492 by King Ramathibodi II to house the ashes of his father and elder brother. 

 

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WAT CHAIWATTHANARAM

Place : Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Location : Ayutthaya Historical Park

Open Hour : 08:30 am. - 15:30 pm.
Descriptions : Restoration efforts starting in 1987 transformed Wat Chaiwatthanaram from a looted ruin to one of the most visited attractions in the Ayutthaya Historical Park. This large complex on the west bank of Chao Phraya river is one of Ayutthaya's most impressive temples and offers insight into the influence of Buddhism on the Thai community. Built in the traditional Khmer style, the complex consists of a central prang or spire perched atop a rectangular base amid four smaller prang and eight chedi-like temples or merus.

WAT NA PHRA MEN

Place : Wat Na Phra Men
Location : Ayutthaya
Open Hours : 08:00 am. - 17:00 pm.

Descriptions :  Opposite the Grand Palace, Wat Na Phra Men (also called Wat Na Phra Meru) is one of the few temples to have escaped destruction by the Burmese. It is not known when the temple was built; existing records show merely that it was restored under King Boromakot (1732-58) and again during the early Bangkok period. The bot (largest room in the temple) is large and imposing, with beautiful wood carvings on the gable and door panels. Strangely, a large figure of Buddha found here is dressed in royal garb, which is highly unusual.

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WAT RATCHABURANA

Place : Wat Ratchaburana

Location : Ayutthaya
Open Hours : 08:00 am. - 18:30 pm

Descriptions : King Boromracha II (1424-48) had Wat Ratchaburana built in memory of his elder brothers Ay and Yi, who were killed in a duel over the succession to the throne. Columns and walls of the wiharn still stand, as do some ruined chedis. The large prang, with its fine figured stucco portraying nagas supporting garudas, is exceptionally well preserved. Wall paintings in the two crypts in the lower part of the prang, likely the work of Chinese artists who settled in Ayutthaya and had the skill to harmonize such different styles as those of the Khmer and Burmese, Lopburi, and Sukhothai.

 

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WAT YAI CHAI MONGKOL

Place : Wat Yai Chai Mongkol

Location : Ayutthaya
Open Hours : 06:00 am. - 18:00 pm.

Descriptions : On the eastern outskirts of Ayutthaya stands the exceptionally striking Wat Yai Chai Mongkol (or Mongkhon), its huge chedi rising from a square base surrounded by four smaller chedis. One of its most notable features is the massive reclining Buddha near the entrance. The wat, built in 1357 under King U Thong, was assigned to monks of a particularly strict order trained in Sri Lanka, members of which still live there. Before you leave, climb the stairs of the chedi for views over the statues and gardens.

WAT THAMMIKARAT

Place : Wat Thammikarat

Location : Ayutthaya

Open Hours : 08:00 am. - 17:00 pm.

Description : Just outside of the Ayutthaya Historical Park, this large working temple has long been overgrown, but the ruins are still considerable. You can see sections of the terrace, the pillars of the portico, and a chedi encircled by lion statues. A curiosity here are the dozens of brightly colored rooster statues, thought to be offerings brought by locals. Other highlights include the large bronze Buddha head and the golden reclining Buddha hidden in one of the buildings to the right of the chedi.

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WAT PHU KHAO THONG

Place : Wat Phu Khao Thong

Location : Ayutthaya 
Open Hours : 09:00 am. - 18:00 pm.

Descriptions : This original Mon-style chedi sits outside the historical park, away from the busy crowds and amid green rice paddies. For the best views of the peaceful surroundings, visitors can climb halfway up the chedi to a platform. The current 50-meter-tall building dates back to 1569 and has been modified over the centuries to incorporate both Thai and Burmese details. Rarely visited by foreigners, the massive four-sided structure is an imposing view and a great way to expand your Ayutthaya trip.