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Visit Wat Chai Wattanaram (Ayutthaya)

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Wat Chai Wattanaram

Thai name : วัดไชยวัฒนาราม

GPS : 14.34289550,100.54181099 (See on the map)


Outside of the city, to the west, this Khmer-style temple is vast. Located on the banks of the Chao Praya river, it is also accessible by boat. Built in 1630, it was the first temple of Prasat Thong's reign. Its 35 meters high central prang is typical Khmer style and is surrounded by 8 chedis. One of them houses the ashes of Prasat Thong's mother to whom the temple was dedicated. Between the river and the trees that surround it, the temple is located in a beautiful setting in nature and ideally oriented to enjoy the sunset.

Practical information about Wat Chai Wattanaram

Open from 8:30 to 17:00
Entry fee: 50 THB
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Chai Wattanaram is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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