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The 5 Best Attractions in Ayutthaya

May 14, 2024 - 485 views

Ayutthaya is an ancient historic city in Thailand. With a short distance to central Thailand, many tourists often choose Ayutthaya as a must-visit, especially the 5 worth-visiting attractions below.

1. Wat Mahathat

Wat Mahathat is located in the center of Ayutthaya city. This is the residence and working place of the supreme Buddhist leaders in Thailand. With classic and delicate architecture, it is not strange when Wat Mahathat becomes a favorite attraction for visitors. Here, the image of an ancient tree growing around a Buddha is said to be very sacred. Many visitors are curious about this image and visit Wat Mahathat.

Wat Mahathat - The 5 Best Attractions in Ayutthaya

The face of Buddha is surrounded by an ancient tree in Wat Mahathat

2. Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon is a temple. It is located in the south of Ayutthaya. This temple was built by King U Thong, the first king of Ayutthaya in 1357. The age of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon is quite short, just over 100 years old. However, Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon has a lot of special features, attracts many tourists. At Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, you can see the extremely magnificent ladder system. This ladder system has a slope of about 90 degrees. Therefore, you will need quite a lot of effort to be able to climb this tower tomb. In addition, many people like the Buddha in the temple yard. This is the only temple on which the Buddha is located.

Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon - The 5 Best Attractions in Ayutthaya

This is the Buddha in the middle of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon temple yard

3. Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Wat Chaiwatthanaram was built in the traditional style of Khmer, similar to the Angkor Wat temple in Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia. This temple was built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong to honor his mother. Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a suitable temple for you to easily hunt beautiful photos. All the best photos of tourists originate here. Not only that, but many tourists also often climb to the top to admire the city, especially at sunset.

Located on the West bank of the Chao Phraya River, outside the ancient city - Ayutthaya, we can see Wat Chaiwatthanaram from afar by a 35-meter-high tower with 8 surrounding chapels. The Buddha statues here are painted vividly yellow and black.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram - The 5 Best Attractions in Ayutthaya

Wat Chaiwatthanaram is an ancient temple and is visited by many tourists

4. Wat Ratchaburana

Wat Ratchaburana can be considered to be the best-preserved ruins in Ayutthaya after the war. Accordingly, king Borommarachathirat II decided to build the temple in 1424 on the cremation area of his two brothers. In fact, Wat Ratchaburana is just a small temple, but this is one of the famous temples in Ayutthaya with decorations similar to Hinduism. Today, due to the distinct beauty of this temple, Wat Ratchaburana is very popular with tourists. Each year, millions of tourists visit this temple.

Wat Ratchaburana - The 5 Best Attractions in Ayutthaya

This is the temple that is created according to Hindu tradition

5. Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Wat Phra Si Sanphet is the largest temple in Ayutthaya. Wat Phra Si Sanphet was built in 1448 by King Boromatrailokanat. It's located in the royal palace area at that time. This is one of the places that tourists should not miss. In Wat Phra Si Sanphet, there are 3 huge towers next to each other in Wat Phra Si Sanphet. Before being destroyed by wars and invasions, Wat Phra Si Sanphet was a temple that used to place a giant Buddha image. That giant Buddha image was inlaid with 0.3 tons of pure gold. In particular, the architecture of this temple is very suitable for artistic photos. That is also the main reason that Wat Phra Si Sanphet is increasingly loved and visited.

Wat Phra Si Sanphet - The 5 Best Attractions in Ayutthaya

Wat Phra Si Sanphet is the largest temple in Ayutthaya

All of these temples are located in Ayutthaya and their location is quite close to each other. So, if you spend a day visiting Ayutthaya, you can easily visit all these temples and save beautiful pictures. As long as you have an internet-connected phone, you will be able to navigate to all of these locations simply! Join our Ayutthaya full-day tour to admire the beauty of historical highlights in the ancient city.

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