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Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
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First built in 1448 A.D. during the reign of King Boromtrilokanath, this is...

First built in 1448 A.D. during the reign of King Boromtrilokanath, this is the largest temple ruin in Ayutthaya.

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Breathtaking ruins

Like all the other ruins in Ayutthaya- these ones are also not to be missed. It's amazing how the whole town is built around these. They are such an anomaly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Like all the other ruins in Ayutthaya- these ones are also not to be missed. It's amazing how the whole town is built around these. They are such an anomaly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitly a worthwhile stop if you want to see a fairly well preserved ancient wat, that is unique. You will wander around thiswat fromallangles to photograph the many views. See it at night when itis all lit up and looks so different.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A massive courtyard filled with pagoda after pagoda. Most impressive are the three Ceylonese pagoda, which is also the adopted symbol for the Ayutthaya province.

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Thank FyingKiwi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wat Phra Si Sanphet was the largest temple in Ayutthaya. The 14th century 50 foot Buddah was melted down by the invading Burmese for its 374 pounds of gold. A buried treasure chest containing valuables including a relic of Lord Buddha, several golden Buddha images and many other objects in gold, ruby and crystal was found during the excavation in... More 

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Thank easterntreker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was once home to a 16m high Buddha covered with gold weighing around 200kg (not sure of the weight). During the Burmese attack this gold was melted completely leaving the bronze core of the image. The damaged structure was removed and restored by King Rama I to Wat Pho in Bangkok. The three Chedis is the main attraction here.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During my visit to Ayutthaya, I've really enjoy visiting all the Wat's and knowing that it's well taken care and preserved. During our visit, most of the Wat's given free entrance but the view was a different story. If you guys really enjoy history and good view, it's good place to go. Otherwise it will be another photographer place for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was extremely happy to start seeing some more ancient temples on our tour of Thailand, after seeing many still-used temples that seemed to blur together. These temples are massive and it was so interesting to see what had survived, and to view the model layout of how the temples would have looked, had they not been destroyed by the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Temple of the holy containing 3 pagodas is in the royal grounds of the ancient Thai city. Fantastic stunning complex whose grandeur is to be seen to be believed. We visited this first thing in the morning and is a must visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This temple is nearby other known temples, so we had our driver take us there from another temple. Most of the temples here are very well preserved and in good shape. There were not a lot of visitors around so we had the site almost to ourselves. From here you can also walk to a couple temples nearby. Very beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great place to visit, also known as the Temple of the Holy was one of the holier temples in the ancient capital of Ayutthaya.

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