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Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana)

Pratuchai Phra Nakhon | Tha Wa Su Kri, Ayutthaya, Thailand
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One of my top five to visit in Ayutthaya.

Lots of lovely things to see, but it is in danger of all being the same. This one is on my list... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Interesting temple

A must if you are in Ayutaya. Close o the ancient city. Part of the mandatory tour. Entrance is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pratuchai Phra Nakhon | Tha Wa Su Kri, Ayutthaya, Thailand

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of lovely things to see, but it is in danger of all being the same. This one is on my list since you can climb the huge stupa. When you do you are rewarded with the opportunity of climbing down into the crypt which...More

Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must if you are in Ayutaya. Close o the ancient city. Part of the mandatory tour. Entrance is 1.5 USS dollars

Thank Sebastián D
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I really like the Wat Rachaburana. Itr is very close to the Wat Mahathat, inside the island. However, very people visit this temple. The design, ornamentation, and architecture are stunning. Pay attention to the garudas and nagas. You can climb the temple. Inside is nice...More

1  Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Big complex with many buildings. Some are reasonbly well-prevserved, others have been (partially) restored. All in all, it is well worth a visit, though many of the statues have lost their heads!

Thank TinekevB
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

This is one of the few temples in Ayutthaya where you can climb up and inside the temple. There is a good view from the top of and inside you climb down some VERY steep and narrow stairs to a tiny chamber where there are...More

Thank EJLH
Reviewed 20 November 2017

It's well-preserved historical temple in Ayutthaya. It's well known in Thailand because of the drama movie that made from the real story of this temple. There's people who watches the treasure. There're several people who want to steal it, but there's something terrify them. So...More

Thank Nix B
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

another temple area closed to the famous bouddha face place this area was less crowded the main tower is open, inside youbll see the rest of paints it s quiet nice

Thank ksarman
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The famous ancient temple as the royal treasure was found in the main tower crypt around 1950's by the local robbery. It became a big news when one of the robbery gang went out in the middle of the local market. He put on the...More

Thank kinglear13
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is one of the main ruins in ayutthaya. Entrance fee is 50 thb. You can see beheaded statues inside the temple. If you stay on the east side of ayutthaya, this is the place where you can start your day trip.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The ruins is quite similar to Wat Mahathat (the other Temple ruins we visited), except that Wat Ratchaburana has a main Prang that we could go up to. The external stairs are quite steep. Inside the Prang, there's a steeper staircase going down to a...More

Thank hueyleng
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