The name of the Buddhist Wat Chaiwatthanaram translates as "temple of long reign and glorious era." Built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong, the structure features the Khmer style of architecture. Stop at the shrine, located at the city's historical park, for a look back at religious Thai architecture of the 17th century. Arrange your visit to Wat Chaiwatthanaram and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ayutthaya using our Ayutthaya tour itinerary site.
Tours To Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Private Tour: Ayutthaya Day Trip from Bangkok BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $194
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
In and around Bangkok Private Tour Guide with Custom Experience BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $48
Duration: 8 hours
Ayutthaya Historical Park Small Group Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $39
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Wat Chaiwatthanaram Reviews
This Wat is larger, along the banks of the river. Easiest to reach via an evening river cruise which will likely stop in time for the sunset. Defintely do NOT miss the sunset. It's ethereal. Some.... more »
One of the most beautiful temple complexes that I have even seen, if not the most beautiful one. I strongly recommend to visit the place on sunset. Expect more people, as the place is popular also... more »
Very impressive scale and of course interesting architecture and landscaping. They are ruins so done expect pristine condition but it didn't take much imagination to be impressed. If you're short on time I'd say it's ok to skip it for the more central locations but if you have the transport and especially a free morning to spare before the crowds arrive it's well worth a visit.
Worth going if you are in Bangkok. After having visited Angkor Wat I have to say I had great expectation for this place but it does not really compare as far as the size and quality if workmanship. The ruins are still very nice and one can appreciate the bas reliefs and stone work. Still a must stop.
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