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Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana)

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Address: Pratuchai Phra Nakhon | Tha Wa Su Kri, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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You're in Ayutthaya so it's worth at least catching a glimpse of Wat Ratchaburana. Like the other major sites here it's a beautiful temple.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You're in Ayutthaya so it's worth at least catching a glimpse of Wat Ratchaburana. Like the other major sites here it's a beautiful temple.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the reason why people visit the area, so you have to visit. If you don't have the resources to take a visit then Wikipedia offers a great historical insights. Bought a bottle of water for 15 bhat

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the many historical ruin of Ayutthaya, and they start to look a lot alike after a while. So if you are biking to see each park, you can skip this one. The 50 bath entry fee was still there for me, and I thought the other park I went to had much more interesting things to... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Free entrance . Nice views. Didn't go down the scary stairs inside the pagoda . Too risky with young children

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Noosa, Australia
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Loved our time in this city exploring the many ruins . Highly recommend more than a daytrip. We had 2 days and stayed 1 night which was enough to see the main highlights but we could have spent more time in this clean, well laid out city. It reminded us a lot of Siem Reap in Cambodia. Pleasant locals who... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Wat Ratchaburna was built in the 1420s as a cremation site for the King's brothers. The stucco detail around the main prang is in great shape. There is an inner crypt that you're allowed to enter. It has some frescoes that are quite faded but amazing to see. You're looking at almost 600 year old art. It's not as packed... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This restoration project provides an excellent insight into this nation's past. Excellent camera shots in the late afternoon as the sun goes down.

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great photo on entry as long as there are not many tourists. Walked around the outside and admired the brickwork, how many thousand hand made bricks were made to build this entrance wall defies reasonable logic. In this day and age they are mechanically formed, these were made by hand and each one moulded and fired. An incredible feat by... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

It is a trek but once inside, there is another narrow staircase down, and then down again, to see some marvellous ancient murals - quite faint but still just visible and extremely rare. You feel like you are really entering the holy of holies.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Just a stone's throw away from its famed counterpart (Mahathat), this site is where the tomb of two princely brothers are to be found. Ascend the large central Prang, because within it is the access the crypt of these royals of Ayutthaya. Descend 15m into the depths of the Prang to see murals, wall paintings that decorate the final resting... More 

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