Wat Chaiwatthanaram

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Quick Info

Visit Duration: 12 hours

Timings: 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Entry type: Paid

Entry Fee: 50

Entry Details: Paid


If you want to learn more about the historical culture of Thailand, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, a
stunning Buddhist temple, is the place to go. The temple's intricate structures, towers, and
extensive carvings show architectural influences from Hinduism and Buddhism.

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Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Highlights of Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Take a look around the temple complex: Go for a relaxed walk around the sanctuary
complex and investigate the lovely design of the structures, stupas, and sculptures.
Take pictures: One of Ayutthaya's most picturesque temples is Wat Chaiwatthanaram, so
bring your camera and take many pictures.
Find out about the set of experiences: Built in the 17th century, Wat Chaiwatthanaram has
a long history. You can read the information boards or hire a guide to learn about the
temple's past.
Attend a monk's meeting: In some temples in Thailand, you can ask a monk questions
about Buddhism and their way of life during monk chats. Find out if the temple provides this
service by contacting them.
Cruise down the river: A river cruise is a great way to get a different look at Wat
Chaiwatthanaram on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.
Nighttime visits: Consider going to the temple at night to see it in a different light because it
is beautifully lit at night.
Participate in a ceremony that rewards merit: At the temple, you can participate in a
merit-making ceremony where you give offerings to the monks and recite prayers.
Try local cuisine: You can try local Thai food and snacks at many food stalls and
restaurants near Wat Chaiwatthanaram.
Souvenir shopping: In the vicinity of the temple, there are several shops where you can
purchase traditional Thai gifts, clothing, and other items.

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Wat Chaiwatthanaram Overview

If you want to learn more about the historical culture of Thailand, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, a
stunning Buddhist temple, is the place to go. The temple's intricate structures, towers, and
extensive carvings show architectural influences from Hinduism and Buddhism.

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Points Of Interest for Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Ayutthaya Historical Park: The Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
is on the site of the old capital city. Even though a Burmese invasion partially destroyed it, it
still has many wonders and examples of the new architecture. Those who visit the historical
park can feel the culture and history of the 35 kings who ruled from this location.
Wat Mahathat: Buddha relics were enshrined at Wat Mahathat, also known as the "temple
of the great relics." Here, the Holy Father, or Supreme Patriarch, sat and gave instructions to
his followers. It is said that the temple's structures are nearly identical to those in the Angkor
temple complex in Cambodia.
Wat Phra Si Sanphet: An important ancient temple is Wat Phra Si Sanphet. Wat Phra Si
Sanphet, which is regarded as the most important temple for the old royal family, features
sculptures brought back from the well-known Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Bang Pa-In Palace: The former residence of Thai kings, was constructed in 1632. It was
adequately restored and built by King Chulalongkorn Rama V in the 1880s. It is also known
as the Summer Palace. The construction of the building is very European. The palace is
currently open to visitors but is only used for a few royal ceremonies. It's a lovely building
and an excellent way to escape the summer heat.
Wat Ratchaburana: One of Ayutthaya's most significant monasteries is Wat Ratchaburana.
The 14th-century sanctuary, also known as the "temple of royal restoration," had beautiful
architecture but was in ruins until the Department of Fine Arts in Thailand completed
extensive restoration. This temple is considered the most ancient monastery in the province
of Ayutthaya. It is close to Wat Mahathat and the Royal Palace.
Krungsri Market: One of Thailand's most popular night markets on weekends is the
Krungsri Market. Lounging on long bamboo tables next to a small L-shaped pond known as
Bueng Phraram and sampling the local cuisine are common reasons visitors come here.
They likewise appreciate looking for little trinkets and observing nearby shows, including
hand-to-hand fighting.

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Best time to visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram

The best time to visit Ayutthaya is between November and February, when the weather is
more relaxed and drier. The temple can become quite crowded at this time, particularly on
weekends and holidays. Assuming you favor fewer groups, you can consider visiting Wat
Chaiwatthanaram during the shoulder season, from Spring to May or from September to
October. Although the weather may be hotter and more humid during these months, you will
have more space to explore the temple without being crowded. 

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People Also Asked

What is Wat Chaiwatthanaram's history?

Wat Chaiwatthanaram was constructed during the reign of King Prasat Thong in the 17th century. Regarding the ruler's mother. Similar to the well-known Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat, the Khmer architectural style was used to design the temple.

Where is Wat Chaiwatthanaram found?

Wat Chaiwatthanaram is in Ayutthaya, about 80 kilometers north of Bangkok, Thailand's capital, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River.

What is Wat Chaiwatthanaram's significance?

The sanctuary holds authentic and strict significance in Thailand. It filled in as an illustrious sanctuary where significant strict services and customs occurred during the Ayutthaya Realm. It is a reminder of the extensive cultural heritage of Ayutthaya today.

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