Built just to the east of the spectacular ruins of the capital of the Ayutthaya kingdom, a Siamese power destroyed by Burmese invasion in the 18th century, Ayutthaya is a modern Thai city studded with archeological wonders. Headless Buddhas and crumbling but still-beautiful reliquary towers and wats give evidence of the majesty of the civilization that was once centered here.
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Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was established by King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. in homage to his mother.
This is an almost Khymer style memorial to the mother of a long forgotten king (Prassart Thong). The site is reasonably well maintained, although many/most Buddha statue are headless of course. Details of particular features such as the Pagodas, statues and temples are well displayed on site and there are good photo opportunities. Spend around 45 minutes there…it is sufficient and worth seeing.
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya Historical Park incorporates over a dozen ancient temple sites.
We stopped first at the tourism center which is highly recommended. The staff was extremely helpful and informative. The gave brochures and a map. They marked the sites, gave a little information on each, and showed a walking route. They pointed out the free Wats and those with ad ission, and a combo ticket. However, with that two sites are off the island.
Be advised, the walking distances are further than you might think from the map.
In addition to the buildings this is also a park with lakes.
This is an important site in Thai History. These are impressive ruins. But having visited Ankor Wat they are somewhat under whelming.
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This would really be a nice place , IF, there weren’t so many straying dogs. They are all over this place and we were even attacked. Be careful if you use bikes they might run you after and even bite ( happened to us and even if you will not find and stats, it happens to others)
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First built in 1448 A.D. during the reign of King Boromtrilokanath, this is the largest temple ruin in Ayutthaya.
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These are ruins of the temples built in 14 th century made of red bricks . Quite sublime with the statues of the Buddha and arches. The USP of the place is Buddha head enshrined in the tree roots . If you need to take your pictures ,you need to sit in front and not stand to show respect .
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One of my favorite drive by! Got some good pictures and friends loved them. Be sure to stop here and take some pictures.
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The temple is just a relatively modern Thai temple (19th century). It houses a very impressive Buddha from the 14th century. Many Thais visit the temple. Some tourists also visit it. Crowded by locals. No entrance fee. It is close to Wat Chai Yai Monkong on the river outside the island.
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Elephantstay is an elephantastic unique program where you get to live, work and play with elephants, staying in the heart of the Royal Kraal village. Elephantstay is a not for profit program under the Phra Kochabaan Foundation.
Being a part of a Thai elephant village it's an amazing experience of culture and elephants and being able to appreciate the skills and experience of spectacular mahouts while you get the opporruniry to look after your own retired elephant. If you actually care about elephants and want to put in real work with them not a scamtuary this is the place for you. My 10th visit says it all.
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It's undergoing a major restoration as of May 2017 and I don't know about you but seeing something covered in scaffolding detracts a tiny bit. Still, surprisingly large. Looks way different than the ones in Ayutthaya historical park. About a mile outside the island of Ayutthaya.
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