Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, Ayutthaya

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Dating back to the 14th century, Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon remains one of the city's most famous and scenic holy sites. This magnificent example of Buddhist religious architecture was built by Uthong, the first ruler of the kingdom of Ayutthaya. Expanded and adorned with new buildings over the centuries, the religious complex is now famous for its imposing chedi--a large statue of reclining Buddha--and many other architectural features, as well as the peaceful and meditative atmosphere. Consider a guided tour of the complex, within easy reach from Ayutthaya city. Plan your visit to Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ayutthaya attractions website.
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  • In my opinion, Wat Yai Chai Mongkon (Mongkhol) is the most thriving and loveliest spot in Ayutthaya. I call this spot “Heart of Ayutthaya”. Wat yai chai mongkhon was constructed in 1357 A.D by...  more »
  • The chedi is one of the largest in Ayutthaya and was built by King Natesuan (1590-1605. There is a large reclining Buddha which is impressive and if you go over the little bridge there are a lot of...  more »

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