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Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)

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Address: Phratuchai Subdistrict, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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We rented took the train from Bangkok, then rented bikes after the boat ride over the canal in Ayutthaya. It's a great way of visiting the city, especially in a hot day. The... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The restored but burnt reclining Buddha image in Ayutthaya to me was just as if not more impressive than the much more famous image at Wat Pho in Bangkok. There is just something about the way it rests in a field that made it stand out.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented took the train from Bangkok, then rented bikes after the boat ride over the canal in Ayutthaya. It's a great way of visiting the city, especially in a hot day. The Buddha is outside the center but easily accessible.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you must see the biggest, there are other more interesting sites in Ayutthaya to visit. It is a large, sparse monument, a little off the beaten track. Nevertheless, tour buses seem to frequent this Wat, which is at present, disrobed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here as part of a day tour from Bangkok. The Reclining Buddah Statue is 15 metres long & the largest buddah in Ayutthaya. Highly recommended.

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Situated between Wat Worapoh and Wat Worachettharam the Temple of the Reclining Buddha is properly known as Wat Lokayasutharam, and lies on a north/south line, not traditionally facing east. It was constructed of bricks and cement in the Middle Ayutthaya Period (15th century). The statue—aka “Resting Buddha”—is about 40 meters long and 8 meters tall (at the head atop an... More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

We came here as part of our tour in Ayutthaya. The reclining Buddha lays on a large terrain with many other attractions (mostly ruins). We had about an hour to walk around. It was a really nice place to visit but certainly not one of my favorite in Ayutthaya.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Ayutthaya has pagodas, temples and ruines all over the city. The reclining Buddha is one of the nice places to walk/drive by. Big statue, were you can bring an offer. The Buddha has no gold anymore, so looks a old

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

It´s the largest reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya and belongs to the Historical Park Ayutthaya (UNESCO Heritage). It´s a peaceful place and much less crowded than Wat Sri Samphet or Wat Maha Tat.

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

There is something very peaceful about any statue of Buddha. The ruins of Ayuthaya give one a glimpse of the past and the statue of the reclining Buddha though not as good as the one in Bangkok, yet gives one a certain calm. It's amazing to see so many visitors, quite a few youngsters with so much faith in their... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

You can very easily walk here from the central part of the Ayutthaya World Heritage Site. You'll pass by some other cool temples on your way too. You won't need to spend very much time here. It's pretty easy to just walk around and enjoy how impressive a statue this large is. As I recall, there was no entry fee.

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