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Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopitr

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When this temple's roof collapsed in 1767, one of Thailand's biggest and most revered bronze Buddha images was revealed. It lay here...

Wat Mahathat Worawihan

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This 800-year-old Khmer-influenced structure on the western side of the Phetchaburi River is a royal temple. Besides the magnificent...

Wat Phanan Choeng

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This bustling temple complex on the banks of the Lopburi River is an interesting diversion from the dormant ruins that dominate Ayutthaya.

Wat Phra Mahathat

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Building began on this royal monastery in 1374 and was completed during the reign of King Ramesuan (1388–95). The tree-shaded, parklike...

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat

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Built by the Khmers, this wat underwent so many restorations during the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods that it's difficult to discern...

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

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The royal family worshipped at this wat, Ayutthaya's largest temple. The 14th-century structure lost its 50-foot Buddha in 1767, when...

Wat Ratchaburana

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Across from Wat Phra Mahathat stands Wat Ratchaburana, whose Khmer-style prang dominates the skyline. King Borommaracha II (Chao Sam...

Wat Tham Khao Pun

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One of the Kanchanaburi area's best cave-temples, the wat displays Buddhist and Hindu statues and figurines amid stalagmites and stalactites...

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol

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King Naresuan constructed the enormous chedi at Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, the largest in Ayutthaya, after defeating the Burmese crown prince...

Wat Yai Suwannaram

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Built during the Ayutthaya period, this wat has a 300-year-old painting in its main hall, a small library on stilts above a fishpond...

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