Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayutthaya

4.7
The name of the Buddhist Wat Chaiwatthanaram translates as "temple of long reign and glorious era." Built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong, the structure features the Khmer style of architecture. Stop at the shrine, located at the city's historical park, for a look back at religious Thai architecture of the 17th century. Arrange your visit to Wat Chaiwatthanaram and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ayutthaya using our Ayutthaya tour itinerary site .
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  • It is very beautiful and memorable. Thai people love to go here and dress up in Traditional Thai style and post for a photos.  more »
  • We visited in the late afternoon which we found better as it was cooler and most of the tour buses had gone, so it was easier to walk round this ancient temple... this city used to be the capital of T...  more »
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  • Very impressive scale and of course interesting architecture and landscaping. They are ruins so done expect pristine condition but it didn't take much imagination to be impressed. If you're short on time I'd say it's ok to skip it for the more central locations but if you have the transport and especially a free morning to spare before the crowds arrive it's well worth a visit.
  • Worth going if you are in Bangkok. After having visited Angkor Wat I have to say I had great expectation for this place but it does not really compare as far as the size and quality if workmanship. The ruins are still very nice and one can appreciate the bas reliefs and stone work. Still a must stop.
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