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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.
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“the river” (65 reviews)
“west bank” (8 reviews)
“setting sun” (5 reviews)
Ayutthaya, Thailand
+66 35 322 730
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Doing the tourist trail in Ayutthaya can mean Wat overload and they all start to blend into one. But if you have to see just one Wat make it this one, right on the river the ruins are still well intact and just a really...More

Thank Chenoa E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is a great temple to go inside and get a little of the history, remember this is a sacred place so behave and ask what you can and can't do inside

Thank Francis V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get there before sunset you will find the great sunset view in the area. This is the sample of the late Ayutthaya architectural style for the temple. The towers is inspired from Khmer tower as a memorial of the great victory over Khmer Empire at...More

Thank kinglear13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled by taxi for an hour from Bangkok to Ayutthaya to see the ruins. We had a list of Wats to venture, and Wat Chaiwatthanaram was one of them. Of all the Wats, this temple was the best kept structure of all we've seen....More

Thank SiYauKai
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very picturesque and a must see. Do walk right to the riverside and climb up the platform to get a good view of the site and appreciate the expanse. I did spy sleeveless and spaghetti strapped camisole wearing tourists so I was unhappy that i...More

Thank ShirleyGoh55
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Since it is kind of far away from the historic center, this place is not crowded. By the time I arrived, there was a documentary filiming team. They gave me advice for taking good photos.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This was the last temple we visited in Ayutthaya and we couldn't end our trip better. It was beautiful, an Lao the view on the river and the ancient city at the other side of it. Nice also the few remaining paintings.

Thank BIBIToscana
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

There are plenty of Temples in Ayutthaya. If you are only on day tour make sure you choose the most interesting ones. Every corner of this temple is worth the snaps. Put this in your list. Don't miss.

Thank josiful
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This one is a little harder to reach so must be done by bile or tuk tuk. It is possibly the most pretty though of the sites in Aytthuya so worth the ride out

Thank Stacie D
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were given a tour of the Ayutthaya sites. Guide was informative. My kids were fascinated by the history. We learned a lot about past histories and cultures by touring the sight and building ruins.

Thank Shamila70
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17 September 2015|
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Response from CaiBingbing | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I'm a local. There are 2 ways I can think of right now. 1. Take train from Bangkok Railway Station (Hualampong). About 2 hours of travelling. It's the easiest way for foreigners since the railway station is not hard to... More
Brooke S
20 April 2015|
Response from CaiBingbing | Reviewed this property |
50 baht for foreigners.