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Visit Wat Chai Wattanaram (Ayutthaya)

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Presentation Wat Chai Wattanaram

Thai name : วัดไชยวัฒนาราม
My opinion:
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.
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Practical information about Wat Chai Wattanaram

Open from 8:30 to 17:00
Entry fee: 50 THB

How to get to Wat Chai Wattanaram ?

You can get to Wat Chai Wattanaram by renting a bike from one of the many rental shops in downtown Ayutthaya or from your hotel or guesthouse (they are often available to the customers for free) or hire a tuk- tuk just to go to this temple or for a whole circuit for a price around 200 THB per hour. It's a little outskirt so it's a little longer to get there but easy doable by bicycle. Otherwise, you can rent a scooter at your hotel sometimes or in town. There are also river cruises that stop there, especially the sunset cruises offered by several agencies in Ayutthaya.
To go visit Wat Chai Wattanaram, you can also book one of the tours below.

Some tours going Wat Chai Wattanaram

Explore Ayutthaya with a History Teacher Ayutthaya
By TakeMeTour

Explore Ayutthaya with a History Teacher

Join the trip with me for exploring Ayutthaya both the Glory and their way of life which relates to the water, the temple and the wood house through the woven carp center, the historical study center, 3 old temples and taking the boat to survey the city.

Ayutthaya from Bangkok: Temple, Private Boat & Local Lunch Ayutthaya
By TakeMeTour

Ayutthaya from Bangkok: Temple, Private Boat & Local Lunch

From Bangkok to Ayutthaya, we will show you around this famous ancient city and get you to experience Thai culture and the local people.

Experience Ayutthaya: Temples, Floating Market & Make Boat Noodles Ayutthaya
By TakeMeTour

Experience Ayutthaya: Temples, Floating Market & Make Boat Noodles

In this trip, I will take you to visit the six main Thai temples in the past! Now, they are the major tourist attractions in Thailand. You will be comfortable along the ride in my 7 seater car! Join me, and you'll have the trip of your life!

See the Biggest Buddha in Thailand and Ayutthaya and Taste Classic Thai Food Ayutthaya
By TakeMeTour

See the Biggest Buddha in Thailand and Ayutthaya and Taste Classic Thai Food

Enjoy a trip through history in Ayutthaya, a former capital of the Kingdom of Siam and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Ang Thong, a small old city with Thailand's biggest Buddha. We'll have classic Thai food (with tasty twists) at one of the best restaurants in Ang Thong.

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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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