One of the inevitable factors to your Thailand vacations no doubt remains the visit to Top 9 Ayutthaya Temples, the hidden gem of architectural and archaeological treasures across the world. Ayutthaya, in Thailand, is famous for its distinctive architectural remains that in 1350 experienced an era of rich and soulful history still resembling the feel of glory and strife to travellers visiting the place.
A must addition to your Thailand tour packages, these 9 Ayutthaya temples will provide you with an experience to cherish throughout your lifetime.
Here are the 9 majestic Ayutthaya Temples to visit:
One of the biggest Buddhist Temple situated at the west bank to the Chao Phraya River, Wat Chaiwatthanaram Temple remains an inspiration of numerous temples throughout Thailand; several temples copy the designs of the temple. The uniqueness of the temple remains a raised platform along with eight of the towering chapels or chedis. Further, these chedis are alleged ad linked to the secret pathways that lead to the beautiful elaboration of Buddha’s life in form of painting, is a treat to eyes. There are around 120 statues of Buddha all around the region. They are dressed in orange, spreading calmness. A trip to Thailand is incomplete without a visit here.
Historical Path- Ayutthaya:
A total of 67 splendid temples and its ruins, this historical park is an essential visit to explorers, history buffs and archaeologists. A visit to the place would definitely abbreviate the power and beauty of Siamese, the capital city along with astonishing Buddha’s statues imposed with a mesmerizing backdrop of blue sky and absolute greenery. We suggest you to visit this unique temple on your Thailand tour.
Wat Lokaya Sutha :
Located at the northwest side of the Ayuthaya, precisely in the Pratu Chai sub-district, this temple is a ruined monastery restored all over again. It is perhaps the best region in Ayutthaya to explore through the times of Buddha. Travellers and visitors get extremely attracted to examine the ruined monastery floors, the pillars and the walls. The archaic Buddha images found here is also a major attraction to any history buff or an archaeologist. The Buddha here is generally witnessed to be wrapped in an orange cloth and right beside is an altar for visitors to make the offering to the enlightened Buddha.
Bang Pa-In Palace:
If you’re on your Thailand holidays, a day trip to Bang Pa-In Palace should be your agenda on your Thailand tour package. Also known as the Summer Palace, the Bang Pa-In Palace was constructed in the 17th century. The palace in Ayutthaya being a former residence to the Thai monarch remains a majestic place for retreat and relaxing holidays to travellers. The exclusivity of the Palace lies in the amalgamation of Chinese and Russian architectural design along with Thai designs, all together creates an extraordinary exterior. A panoramic view of the city from the top of the brightly painted tower is a must to visitors in Bang Pa-In Palace.
Viharn Phra Mongkhon Bophit:
Constructed in the year 1538, this temple is christened with the name that means ‘Buddha of the Holy and Supremely Auspicious Reverence’. This restored temple has undergone several restorations since years that was primarily a sanctuary during the wartime of Siamese and the Burmese. Visitors are lucky to get an amazing view of the standing Golden Buddha in his magnificent attire.
Wat Panan Choeng:
One of the oldest, the biggest and mostly worshipped Golden Buddha statue, this temple secures high priority in the wishlist of any visitor visiting Ayutthaya. Situated at the east bank that of the Chao Phraya River, the wondrous statue of Buddha of 19 metres in length and 14 metres width, travellers easily get spellbound while visiting the place. It is claimed that it is witnessed to have wept tears during the time when Burmese burnt off Ayuthaya, in the year 1767.
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Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon:
One of the most blessed temples, Wat Yai Chai is visited by the number of people, mostly locals who rub coins around the feet of the statue of Buddha with a hope of good luck and fortune. This remains one of the best examples of ruined architectural ruins of Ayutthaya. There remain Buddha statues in a row whereas another giant structure of sleeping Buddha. It is believed that the soul of this sleeping Buddha happens to create and emit magical qualities and hence the trend of rubbing coins.
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet:
It was known as the most beautiful temple constructed 700 years ago. The meaning of the name of the temple stands ‘temple of Holy, Splendid and Omniscient’. The breath-taking architecture here amazes the visitors, the site of three different ancient chedis or chapels could be seen. These are the remains that are left in after the destruction made by the Burmese in 1767.
Wat Phra Mahathat:
One of the most unique statues of Buddha situated in a large stone that fixes the Buddha head in a colossal and in the bark of a deeply rooted tree. This remains the most photographed region all over the Ayuthaya. The locked head still remains a confusion (how it got locked) but ruins of the past can be easily deconstructed.
From Ayutthaya to Bangkok- Via Boat:
Last but not the least, the boat tour from Ayutthaya to Bangkok should not be neglected at all. Thailand is famous for ferries and boats whereas a boat cruise along the Chao Phraya River is sure to provide you with an amazing experience and a must addition in your list of places to visit Thailand.
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