Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
4.5
Ancient RuinsHistoric Walking AreasArchitectural BuildingsReligious Sites
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was established by King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. in homage to his mother.
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  • fire-tower
    1,935 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The architecture of the various structures is beautiful
    We visited Wat Chaiwatthanaram on a Thursday afternoon when we were in Ayutthaya, before heading back to Bangkok. The architecture of the various structures is beautiful. The locals we spoke with told us locals like to come visit this temple as it is large and next to the Chao Phraya River. We saw many locals renting traditional costumes and taking photographs when visiting the grounds. Some restoration works were going on at the moment but these did not spoil the visit. The grounds are well kept. Do try to pop by if you are in Ayutthaya.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • John K
    Costa Mesa, California1,396 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Of the six temples on the combo entry ticket, this one was worth a visit, although it lies a bit far from the other sites. I'll let my photos tell the story. One note - there were not any ramps for those in a wheelchair to access the main part of the temple grounds.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed
    Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,056 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Ancient Temple Site
    This temple site is located other side of the Pasak River. This is the largest ancient temple site of Ayutthaya historic Park. Entrance fee is 50 Baht for foreigners. This temple site was built in 1630 and it is very well maintained. A must visit spot.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 September 2023
  • RoverP
    Inverness, United Kingdom740 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awe inspiring
    Desecrated and deserted some 300 years ago, restoration of the site only started in the 1980 and it has only been open to the public since 1992. Some of the buildings are quite awe inspiring. It must have looked magnificent in its heyday.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2024
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Candice M
Swanley, UK568 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Visited with our 'With the locals' guide Piyaporn. She took us round and explained its history. Amazing buildings, well worth a visit
Written 15 April 2024
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RoverP
Inverness, UK740 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Desecrated and deserted some 300 years ago, restoration of the site only started in the 1980 and it has only been open to the public since 1992. Some of the buildings are quite awe inspiring. It must have looked magnificent in its heyday.
Written 7 April 2024
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Dimitris V
Rhodes Town, Greece60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Arrived here at mid day and it was exceptionally hot and we get there by tuk tuk driver , we visit some other temples to getting around more easy
Written 12 March 2024
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Yann Renaud
Switzerland811 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We ended our tour of Ayatthuya here, with a wonderful sunset. The te ple us really impressive and worth visiting. The sunset gave it a special atmosphere and very nice colors.
Written 27 January 2024
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Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,056 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
This temple site is located other side of the Pasak River. This is the largest ancient temple site of Ayutthaya historic Park. Entrance fee is 50 Baht for foreigners. This temple site was built in 1630 and it is very well maintained. A must visit spot.
Written 14 September 2023
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John K
Costa Mesa, CA1,396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Of the six temples on the combo entry ticket, this one was worth a visit, although it lies a bit far from the other sites. I'll let my photos tell the story. One note - there were not any ramps for those in a wheelchair to access the main part of the temple grounds.
Written 4 September 2023
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fire-tower
1,935 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We visited Wat Chaiwatthanaram on a Thursday afternoon when we were in Ayutthaya, before heading back to Bangkok. The architecture of the various structures is beautiful. The locals we spoke with told us locals like to come visit this temple as it is large and next to the Chao Phraya River. We saw many locals renting traditional costumes and taking photographs when visiting the grounds. Some restoration works were going on at the moment but these did not spoil the visit. The grounds are well kept. Do try to pop by if you are in Ayutthaya.
Written 2 July 2023
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boaster
horsham1,504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Everyone goes here for late afternoon and sunset. Many Thais dressed in traditional clothing were here when we visited which makes for an interesting addition. Look out for bats in the inside of the buildings as they leave their resting space at sunset. One of the stupas is currently being restored but it does not interfere with the sunset view.
Written 20 January 2023
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James A
London, UK136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Just outside the central island lies this beauty of a temple with fairly intact Khmer architecture. 50Baht entry gets you access to large open grounds with stupas, buddha statues, a main prang and a altar with steps.
At my time of visit one part was off limits due to restoration but it didn't affect the experience or the amazing photo opportunities. If you're staying on the island i'd suggest renting a bike or tuk tuk to get to this one as it's hard to deal with in the heat. There are shady parts inside the main citadel but its still hot. Take a hat.
The less explored open ground the far side would be excellent for sunset or sunrise.
It's well worth a visit for a temple explorer as a solo venue or part of the 220Baht multi temple ticket available.

Food and light shopping is just over the road if needed. Large car park and bike locks just outside the ticket booth.
Written 7 July 2022
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Goutham Shetlur
Bengaluru, India52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Relics at its best. Must have been a very grand temple palace in those ages. Must visit place while in Ayuthaya. Explore hiring a tuktuk from the Ayuthaya station.
Written 29 May 2022
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