Thailand Day 3 : Ayutthaya

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Day #3 in Thailand I visited some famous temples in Ayutthaya, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Mahathat, Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Chai Watthanaram, Wat Lokayasutharam, etc. I don’t have much time to visit all the temples there (so many temples), I just pick some temples I really want to see 🙂

There are many ways to go from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, you can see here for more detail. For me, minibus is the best option – the location is a little bit difficult to find but you can ask people there. Just tell people I want to go to Ayutthaya and they will let you know where is the minibus location. Minibus fare is 60 THB, it’s not expensive (IMHO).

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The minibus will be arrived in Ayutthaya minibus station (nearby bus station). From there I decided to rent a bicycle – it’s pretty cheap, cost about 40THB for one day.

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First, I visited Wat Mahathat, this temple is famous for Buddha head in tree roots.  Entrance ticket fare is 50 THB for foreigner (free entrance for Thailand people).

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The famous highlight in this temple:

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Damaged Buddha Statues :

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Next, I visited Wat Ratchaburana, some parts of this temple is under maintenance – it’s still beautiful though.

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Some Thailand students also come to here, maybe study tour 🙂

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Some parts are under maintenance 😦

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The view from the top is beautiful.

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Next, I visited Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit, this temple is famous for large bronze Buddha image (named Phra Mongkhon Bophit).

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Phra Mongkhon Bophit :

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The detail of these statues are awesome :

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Adjacent to Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit is Wat Phra Si Sanphet. The sign “please buy tickets” is interesting – I know that some foreigners enter this temple without ticket. For me pay a little bit money for what you want to see is fine – 50 THB is not so much if you really like to see and take some good photos.

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This temple highlight is “three Chedis (three Buddha Stupas)”

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Inside three Chedis there are mini statues, maybe related to some rituals.

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View from Chedi:

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Looked like an altar.

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There are many elephants near to this area, some tourist like riding elephant than bicycle (I think it’s an exotic way to visit the temples here 🙂 )

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Next, I visited Wat Lokayasutharam. It’s not easy to find this giant “Reclining Buddha Image” – I asked some Thailand people to get the right direction for this one.

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Last one, I visited Wat Chai Watthanaram. Honestly this temple is too far to be reached by bicycle (but I have no other option XD).

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Damaged Buddha Statue :  IMG_7539

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Main Prang :

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Finished my journey then I stayed in Baan Lotus Guesthouse (located near minibus station), nice & cheap guesthouse 🙂

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At night, I walked around and found this small shop selling food.

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Delicious food (oyster,egg,and bean sprouts – I don’t know how to call this food).

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