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Visit Wat Sam Wihaan (Ayutthaya)

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Presentation Wat Sam Wihaan

Thai name : วัดสามวิหาร
My opinion:
Literally it means the three wihaan temple and is often ignored by tourists because not mentionned in all guide books or on itineraries suggested by agencies. It really has three buildings and one of them quite dated contains a 21 meters beautiful painted reclining Buddha believed to be 600 years old. The rest of the temple which is one or two kilometers far away from Wat Phra Neru on the road to the old Ayutthaya floating market is much less interesting.
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Sam Wihaan temple
Buddha Wat Sam Wihaan
Reclining Buddha Wat Sam Wihaan

Practical information about Wat Sam Wihaan

Free entrance

How to get to Wat Sam Wihaan ?

This temple being a little out of the way from the city of Ayutthaya, the best thing is to rent a tuk-tuk to go there, visit it and come back (around 400 THB).
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Sam Wihaan 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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