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Wat Phra Si Sanphet
The three chedi (stupas) at Wat Phra Si Sanphet are perhaps the most iconic image in Ayuthaya. Built in the late 14th century, it was...
Wat Phra Ram
Displaying a sturdy prang , Wat Phra Ram has a complicated lineage, indicative of much of Ayuthaya's chronicled structures. Claims of...
Chao Sam Phraya National Museum
The largest museum in the city has 2400 items on show, ranging from a 2m-high bronze-cast Buddha head to glistening treasures found in...
Ayuthaya Fighting Show
Behind the elephant ‘taxi’ stand is the Ayuthaya Fighting Show . The 10-strong crew stages 30-minute shows at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm...
Lonely Planet review
Next to Wat Phra Si Sanphet is this sanctuary hall, which houses one of the largest bronze Buddha images in Thailand. This 17m-high figure has undergone several facelifts due to lightning strikes and fire.
In 1955 the Burmese Prime Minister visited the site and donated 200,000B to help restore the building, an act of belated atonement for his country's sacking of the city 200 years before.