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Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana)

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Address: Pratuchai Phra Nakhon | Tha Wa Su Kri, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Impressive with interesting frescoes

Just as good as Wat Mahathat just across the road but with not as many visitors. There are many towers and stupas and the ground covers a large area. The best part is the main... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dorsetbruce
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Poole, United Kingdom

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just as good as Wat Mahathat just across the road but with not as many visitors. There are many towers and stupas and the ground covers a large area. The best part is the main prang which you can climb up and then descend down a very steep staircase to view the faded frecoes. It was once full of Buddha... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a temple you can not only climb, but also get right into its bowels, which is a rare treat for most temple visitors in Thailand. Currently undergoing extensive restoration.

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Thank FyingKiwi
England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One wonders what the majesty of this and other sites were truly like before they were destroyed. The ruins themselves snd the site is beautiful but its sad about the history and effectively somebody trying to destroy another culture. Sonething that still echoes today. Something to apreciate..respect and maybe reflect

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Thank curlew
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this to be the most beautiful and most complete of the several ancient Wats visited in Ayutthaya – much of the walls are still standing and you can get a better idea of how impressive this temple must have looked – the central Prang is well preserved / restored and has a number of statues high up on... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Going places with 3 kids (9,7,1.5) is a challenge, but this was a great place to let the kids see history with a chance to stretch their legs. We cautioned them to be respectful and ask questions about the ruins. Kids, at least our kids, love ruins, exploring and using their imagination. Recommend that you dress appropriate. Caution, steep steps,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was part of our all day tour with our private guide, while visiting the Summer Palace and other Ayutthaya ruins and temples. There were so many locations for great photographing the restored beautiful temples. There was no entry fee and one prang crypt allow exploring into the inner area where they discovered huge quantities of treasures and other objects.... More 

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Temple of the Royal Restoration Wat Ratchaburana is a Buddhist temple in the Ayutthaya Historical Park. Great temple definitely worth a visit.

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Thank JimmyJackk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Ayuttaya is a Jem you must see. It costed me 20 bahts to travel by train from Bangkok (Hua Lamphong station ) to Ayuttaya which is very cheap (0.75$CAN). The ruins are all over the city and their houses are built around the sacred sites. If you got enough time, don't only take a day tour in here. It's a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were amazed with everything around the temples here. Its so beautiful.. I am sure this was a world class ancient city.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Wat Ratchaburana is the historical site that stand next to Wat Mahathat. It's very very beautiful site to see and very nice to walk around. The ruin are the clue to imagine that Ayutthaya was a prosperous city. What we have left are nothing like before but still a great treasure to visit and enjoy.

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