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    River Cruise

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Mar 11, 2007

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    Ayuthaya can be reach by land or a River Cruise . Package tours usually offer travelling by land on your way to Ayuthaya while River Cruise on your way back to Bangkok.
    As for the land travel, approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hrs while on your way back approximately 3 - 3 1/2 hrs.

    On board, you can avail snacks while lunch is usually included in the package.

    Both ways, the view and scenic beauty of Thailand will entertain you.

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    Images of Buddah

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Mar 11, 2007

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    During the time when the Burmese Army attacked Ayuthaya they killed lots of people, burned their houses and even invaded the temples burned them and cut the head and arms of the Buddah statues.

    Some stories said, the reason why the Burmese Army cut the head and arms of the statue it is because they thought there were gold and hidden treasure inside the body.

    Upto now,you can find lots of headless and armless Buddah statues within the complex.

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    Reclining Buddah

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Feb 9, 2007

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    This Reclining Buddah is the biggest in Thailand while the one in Bangkok can be considered as the second largest.

    It is made of stone with a height of 8 meters and length of 37 meters.

    A gigantic image of Buddah wherein the visitors will look so tiny when they come near to have picture taking.

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    Bang Pa-In Palace

    by shintarojon Written Mar 20, 2004

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    Bang Pa-In Palace

    Major Tourist Attraction of Bang Pa-In Palace
    1. Bang Pa-In Boat Trip Pier
    2. Doll's Bridge
    3. Gra-Jom Tae
    4. Ho Withun Thasana
    5. Phra Thinang Uthayan Phumisathian
    6. Phra Thinang Wehart Chamrun
    7. Phra Tum-Nuk Gow Haung
    8. Residence of Princess Dara Rasmi
    9. Residence of Princess Saisavali Bhiromya
    10. Residence of Queen Savang Vadhana
    11. Tum-Nuk Boopah Pra-Paht
    12. Wat Niwet Thamprawat
    13. Gallery of Bang Pa-In Palace Map
    14. Ho Hem Monthian Thewarat
    15. The Inner Palace
    16. Memorial to Princess Saovabhark
    17. Narirattana and Three Royal Children
    18. Memorial to Queen Sunanda Kumarirattana
    19. The Outer Palace
    20. Phra Thinang Aisawan Thiphya-Art
    21. Phra Thinang Warophat Phiman
    22. Royal Floating-House
    23. Saphakhan Ratchaprayun
    24. Tevaraj-Kanlai Gate

    Admission Fee:
    1. Foreigners - 50 baht
    2. Local - 30 baht and 20 baht for student.

    Open daily from 8:00 am - 3:45 pm.

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    WAT YAI CHAIMONGKHON - AYUTTHAYA

    by balhannah Updated Mar 9, 2011

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    This was my 1st stop on an organized tour to Ayutthaya.

    This Buddhist Temple is very nice, has lovely gardens, and climb up the Chedi gave good views of the surrounds. The Wat was built in 1357 by King Ramathibodi, and has been known as Wat Pa Kaeo and Wat Chao Thai. There is also a Reclining Buddha here.

    We were lucky as when we arrived, there was a ceremony happening for a young man who had just became a Monk. Much loud music and lots of excitement as the young man threw lucky charms into the crowd, and I managed to get one! Perhaps you may be lucky too!

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    WAT PHRA SI SANPHET - AYUTTHAYA

    by balhannah Updated Mar 9, 2011

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    This was the 2nd stop on my Ayutthaya tour.

    This Wat was built in 1448 and was known as one of the grandest Temples in the ancient city. It is still impressive today. When the Burmese ransacked the city, a large 16 metre standing Buddha that was covered in gold was smashed to pieces. The Temples name originated from this Buddha. King Rama 1 collected the pieces and they are in a Chedi at Wat Po in Bangkok.

    The three large chedis were built to contain the ashes of King Boromatrailokanat and his two sons who both became Kings. There are many small Chedis and remains in the complex. It used to be connected to the Royal Palace, but the Burmese levelled it to the ground. This Temple is almost in the centre of the Ancient City.

    Well worth a visit.
    It is open from 8.30 - 5pm Admission is 30tb if not on a tour.

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    Bang Pa-In Palace

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Feb 7, 2007

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    Bang Pa-In Palace or the Summer Palace was built during the 17th century. It was used as a summer residence by the royalties during that time.

    Within the complex, you can find Chinese and Thai Pavillion, garden, tower and a pond.

    walking within the whole area can be a little tiring but you can rent a cart so you can move around easily.

    Kiosk is available near the exit.

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    Wat Mahathat

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Feb 8, 2007

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    There have been many stories behind this Buddah's head in the tree roots which you can find in the Mahathat compund.

    Alot of tales has been said how miraculously a buddha's head can fit inside a tre root. Whatever is the real story behind it , for sure it strengthens the faith of the Thai people.

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    Wat Yai Chai Mongkhol Part I

    by bonbonhart Updated Feb 7, 2004

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    Beauti of Chedi and Buddha

    This Wat is populary known as Wat Yai Chai monkol, also called wat Phra Cho Phya-Thai , is located in the southeast of the city. Here is the house of one of largest Chedi in Ayutthaya.
    You have to pay before going inside.it's around 20 baht per person for Thais. And 30 Baht for not Thais.

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    Wat Yai Chai Mongkhol Part II

    by bonbonhart Updated Feb 7, 2004

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    Chedi

    The Chedi here,one of the largest(60 meters high) in Ayutthaya, was built by King Naresuan(1590-1605) to celebrate his victory over the Burmese at Nong Sarai. It's very huge. The Top of this chedi is visible to me from a great distance,as soon as i enter the boundary of Ayutthaya.

    i m so sorry that i had no patient enough to wait for all people fading away, in order to get a great pic of chidi's entrance. Those were student group which bumped in to each other in every places during my one day trip.

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    Wat Phra sri Sanphet Part I

    by bonbonhart Updated Feb 7, 2004

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    Wat Phra sri Sanphet was built by King Boromatrailokanat (Bo-rom-ma-tri-loka-nat,how to pronounce :) ) in 1448 A.D as a state temple and to be utilize as a monastic area. It is located in the same area of royal palace. You will see three Chedi in the same architectural lining together.

    aditional info : The Royal Palace was located here from the establishment of Ayuttaya in the reign of King Ramathibodi I during the 1350 AD to the Reign of King Sam Phraya during the 1448 AD.

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    Wat Phra sri Sanphet Part II

    by bonbonhart Written Feb 7, 2004

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    3 Chedis

    As i told you that this place was built by King Boromatrailokanat in 1448 A.D. I wanna continue the story that this Wat then was later added to by his son,Ramathibodi II,who built two chedis to house the relics of his father and brother(King Borommarachathirat III )

    After that,the third chedi was built by the order of King Boromaracha IV to house the remains of King Ramathibodi II

    NOt so confuse ,,right? :)

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    Wat Phra Sri Sanphet Part III

    by bonbonhart Updated Feb 7, 2004

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    Here's another view of three chedis. Yeah you can count the chedis from this pic more than three. Right!,after 1500 A.D, the ashes of members of all royal family members and other kings were placed in small chedis at the site as well.

    It 's Wat but this place was a royal Chapel and did not have a Sangavasa(no monks dwelt there). It was used only for royal ceremonies and rituals which includes giving alms to the monks from other temples. Which also performs the Wian Tian ceremony on Buddhist holy days.

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    Wat Phra ram

    by bonbonhart Updated Feb 7, 2004

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    Corncob-shaped Prang

    This Wat is located on the east side of Royal place.it was not allowed to go inside on the they i was there. So i had to took this pic from the distances. Then i walked across the street to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet instead.

    Even it's the view from far,i can saw the elegant prang. The good conditon can be seen, this is the result of later renovation by King Borommatraillikanat(1448-88). The prang is Corncob-shaped Prang which is worth seeing.

    The chronicles relates that Wat Phra Ram was built in 1369 on the cremation site of King Ramathibodi(1351-69) by his son,Ramesuan.

    There is a pound which is planted with lotus and appears very beautiful during the flowering season.

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    Wat Chaiwatthanaram Part I

    by bonbonhart Written Feb 7, 2004

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    Actually,I was told by my friend who drove me there that this wat is the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries. And When I arrived,I totally agree,I was stunned.
    See !! This is the entrance of Wat Chaiwatthanaram. The central Prang is surrounded by eight smaller ones. All the prang have been restored.

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