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Wat Phra Ram

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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand

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Very similar to other temples in the area. Is worth it if you are passing by but i wouldnt go out of my way.

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Orlando, Florida

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Quezon City, Philippines
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231 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of this temple site is the big reclining Buddha at the Wat Lokayasutharam. The temple complex is large. There are a few shops across the road in front of the the reclining Buddha where you can buy souvenirs.

Thank Gerardo R
Orlando, Florida
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very similar to other temples in the area. Is worth it if you are passing by but i wouldnt go out of my way.

Thank KhrizJustTravels
Orlando, Florida
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1,049 reviews
855 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,820 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

It is believed that Phra Ram Monastery was constructed in 731AD—almost a millennium ago. It is situated on the main Ayutthaya island, near the Grand Palace, as is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many of the stupas (spires, towers) bear the Cambodian architecture style. Cambodian differs from Thai architecture. The former has have a distinctive dome-shaped columnar spire,... More 

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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109 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Wat Phra Ram is the temple I probably spent the most time at. For quite a while, I was the only person in the entire complex. After a day of going to temples full of other tourists, it's nice to find one that you can really take your time at and not feel like you're accidentally walking into peoples photos... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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634 reviews
318 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The Wats are very worn which adds to the character of them. You can see the amazing amount of bricks required just to form the structure before all the carvings are added. We found this to be very peaceful site, luckily there were not many more people around as it was lunchtime. So we wandered around and and took lots... More 

Thank Clive R
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175 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Wat Phra Ram was built in 14th century by King Ramesuan at the cremation site for his father, King Uthong. The temple compound houses a large prang and many chedis. In front of the temple, there is a large ond named 'Nong Sono'. Earth was dug out at this site, for the construction of surrounding temples.

Thank Nesvil
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The temple on the side of a lake has a huge tower(prang) in the center there is still a bit of detail work to be seen on it, half-man half-bird garuda and the naga, the snake and spirit of the waters can be seen it was built somewhere between 1369 and 1434. Defiantly worth a walk around and take a... More 

Thank mike c
Vancouver, Canada
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949 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Apparently Wat Phra Ram was built by King Ramesuan as the cremation site for his father. The temple compound houses a large prang and many chedis. It's quite peaceful here and easy to walk around. Very agreeable for photography.

Thank Linda S
Poole, United Kingdom
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809 reviews
481 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I enjoyed stopping here for a look round late afternoon while cycling around the 'island'. It is not the most impressive but still has plenty to see and photograph with its ruined stupas and towers. I enjoyed the peace and quiet of the place as opposed to some of the bigger temples that the tourist buses frequent

Thank Dorsetbruce
Christchurch, New Zealand
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485 reviews
284 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

An attractive, climbable (if one must) temple, which retains some of its former glory. Most of it is in ruins however, but is still very much worth a visit, in a quitter side of the historical park. Very popular with the locals.

Thank FyingKiwi

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