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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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Many old and historical buildings can be found here Good to visit and know more about Thailand history Will enjoy if it’s good weather and no strong sun

Thank AZIZ K
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the nicer temples in Ayutthaya. I did especially like that they have several placks around the area identifying parts of the area.

Thank VivaHawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WAT CHAI Watthanaram on the east side of the historical central area of Ayutthaya Is a must see monument. The large complex is beautifully set by the river with large ruins which are easily accessible via the well cared for footpaths. The lighting at night...More

Thank dereka66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this Wat in the late afternoon (5 pm) as recommended by our hotel - and it was great suggestion. The setting sun provided nice colours to the ruins It was surprisingly crowded at this time with many Thai locals - perhaps it was...More

Thank Adventure811082
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you cannot get to Cambodia to see Angkor Wat on your trip to Thailand, a day trip to Ayutthaya is an excellent backup. Both ruins were from the Khmer Empire, so the architecture is reminiscent of its larger cousin a few hundred miles east....More

1  Thank InspiredApple
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We came here close to sunset, after having visited a lot of Ayutthaya’s other temples, which made Wat Chai much more impressive. As is usual with Thailand - and this is something I’ll never accept, unfortunately- foreigners are made to pay 50baht to enter, and...More

1  Thank Joshua L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

When you are there, the temple tower in the middle of the site will astonish you. You can imagine how people built it hundreds of years ago in the ancient condition. Climbing up to the tower, you can view the whole site and there is...More

Thank Meretlune
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I went to Wat Chaiwattanaram in long holiday. It is a good place to learn about history of Thailand. Wat Chaiwattanaram is the most beautiful temple in Ayutthaya that I know. I have very good experience. I think I will go to Wat Chaiwattanaram again.

1  Thank nuchyada f
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Since Ayutthaya has been used as backdrop to a very popular drama series , people have gone crazy over dressing in period costumes (can be hired across the road) and going on photo shoots . On the day we visited it was like a mini...More

Thank Jimjuum
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I must say this is a MUST visit place in Ayutthaya. Very large temple complex with a lot of great looking pagodas. Just wonder how it would have looked back in the 17th century? Great place to relax as there is a lot of shelters...More

Thank Rajesh K
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Heather F
21 August 2018|
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Response from badgermc | Reviewed this property |
Probably around 2-3hrs, you can dress up with some stalls outside which a lot of people do. It’s suppose to be really stunning at night time so maybe go late afternoon and see the place lit up.
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ika_kis
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
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Brooke S
20 April 2015|
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50 baht for foreigners.
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