For us, Wat Yai Chai Mongkon (or Mongkhol, we find both spellings) is certainly one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. A chedi on each side with a large stone Buddha sits smiling face, all surrounded by a square enclosure with all different Buddha statues that go around the building and a small garden at the back not to mention the Great Buddha lying a little further. It is a temple where he reigns an incredible sense of serenity and calm. It feels good and we want to stay. We advise you to get there from the opening in the morning (around 8:30), you will most certainly the temple to yourself or so.
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Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission: 20 baht The temple is a little outside the city and depending on where you come, you will have to take the bridge and the road fast. A motor vehicle is essential.
To go visit Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, you can also book one of the tours above.
How to get to Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon ?
You can get to Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon by renting a bicycle from one of the many rental shops in Ayutthaya city center or from your hotel or guesthouse (they sometimes make them available to their customers for free) or hire a tuk-tuk idaelly for a whole city tour for a price around 200 THB per hour. If by bicycle, try to have a map of the boats crossing the arms of the river (around 10 THB per passenger with a bike), it will save you detours and having to take the main road. Of course you can also rent a motobike.
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple
Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon 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
Don't hug or kiss
Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
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