The name of the Buddhist Wat Chaiwatthanaram translates as "temple of long reign and glorious era." Built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong, the structure features the Khmer style of architecture. Stop at the shrine, located at the city's historical park, for a look back at religious Thai architecture of the 17th century. Arrange your visit to Wat Chaiwatthanaram and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ayutthaya using our Ayutthaya tour itinerary site.
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Need a cycle or car to get there. Next to river with a good view. Relaxing place to walk around. Unlike other sights in Ayutthaya, many Thai people dress up in traditional costume, makes the place... more »
Historical temple in a calm place, having wonderful view of Chaopraya river. Good to spend time walking and exploring around! more »
Very impressive scale and of course interesting architecture and landscaping. They are ruins so done expect pristine condition but it didn't take much imagination to be impressed. If you're short on time I'd say it's ok to skip it for the more central locations but if you have the transport and especially a free morning to spare before the crowds arrive it's well worth a visit.
Worth going if you are in Bangkok. After having visited Angkor Wat I have to say I had great expectation for this place but it does not really compare as far as the size and quality if workmanship. The ruins are still very nice and one can appreciate the bas reliefs and stone work. Still a must stop.
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