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2 Moo 12 | Khlong Suan Phlu, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
+66 35 243 867
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the modern facade, this temple was built in 1324 AD. Was also visited by the famous chinese admiral Zheng He some years later. The gigantic golden buddha is imposing. Also a functioning temple for locals and tourists

Thank bcheong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although not in the group of 6 temples people normally visit, this one does provide a nice photo opportunity with its large gold (bronze) Buddha image.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

After visiting all the ancient and historic Wats, this is a modern Wat with a very big Buddha Apparently the Buddha was made in the late 1300s before the founding of Ayutthaya

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Once you enter the premises of Wat Phanan Choeng, you will see many people waiting to go into the main hall to pay respect to the main Buddha, LP To. The statue of LP To is a majestic one and it almost filled up the...More

Thank DaveC4674
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A renovated wat that contains a large seated Buddha. It is atmospheric and would recommend buying some lotus flowers and incense sticks before you enter. You will have the opportunity to light a candle and three incense sticks at the entrance and place flowers with...More

Thank Mercedesblack
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The monastery in on the bank of Chaopraya river. There is a giant buddha in the monastery which is over 600 years old. The scenery is worth your visit.

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Big Gold Buddha in a box like room .Last time i visited here you were not allowed in this room ....But today we were , and wow its huge . Well worth a visit .

Thank Jimjuum
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This Buddha sits 19.5 metres tall, and is quite the spectacle. But there's plenty of other things going on at this temple, too. There are all sorts of activities for making wishes or bringing good luck, and even just the style of the temple is...More

Thank Jimmy E
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I have visited numerous temples the past few years, but this one is especially remarkable. The immense golden Buddha dominates but you will also see historic items throughout the beautiful temple.

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 18 July 2018

8 Wat P(h)anun Choeng One of the 8 WATS on my LIST (See Ayutthaya Historical Park review) and one of 3 WATS on BOAT TRIP 1st boat trip stop to see GOLDEN Buddha Usual dresscode for temples (Cover knees and shoulders) LOCATION Well-maintained functioning temple...More

Thank Kay L
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