Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan, Ayutthaya

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Religious Site · Landmark
Part of Ayutthaya Historical Park, Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan represents a Buddhist temple built in the 12th century and features a large, gold, seated Buddha. This particular Buddha image is very important for Thais and Thai-Chinese, who considered it the guardian of mariners. Zheng He, a Chinese Muslim admiral, famously visited this attraction in the 15th century and offered gifts to the temple. Remember to dress respectfully and wear long pants and sleeves. Add Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan and other attractions to your Ayutthaya trip itinerary using our Ayutthaya route builder tool.
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  • My first but not my last trip to Thailand. Spent 4 days in Ayutthaya. The various temples there are way beyond anything I could have imagined. this was a stand out among them.  more »
  • For the sheer bright scale of the golden Buddha, I would have this Wat on my list to see in Ayutthaya. We came as part of our riverboat temple tour.  more »
  • Thailand in general is the great country. I have to tell you about great weather in there and atmosphere is great too so if you want to check somewhere near or neat out. Thailand is a good choice i think.
  • Another amazing temple in Ayutthaya. A great place to explore the river behind the temple... boat hire 1000baht for an hour (total boat hire not per person)

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