Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration)

Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration)

Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration)
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Singandraeus
Singapore, Singapore120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Such a beautiful Wat. Look very different day and night. Beautiful by itself day and night.
We came late afternoon to experience the day and night.
Night market (food) just right outside.
Magical.
Written 5 January 2024
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Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,056 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
This is another large Buddist temple ruin located in Ayutthaya historic Park. This beautiful site is located right next to wat mahathat. There is a hill like pagoda that can be climbed up to pagoda. Tourists must be very careful while climbing up. The view from the top is very charming. A huge green grassfield with red ruins can be viewed. For foreigners entrance fee is 50 baht, 10 for locals.
Written 14 September 2023
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boaster
horsham1,504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Loved this Wat - unexpectedly so. The detailing on the main stupa and the Buddha heads and destroyed bodies dotted about the place made this photographically more interesting than others.
Written 20 January 2023
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James A
London, UK136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This was my first temple in the city, and the entry was 50 Baht. 220 Baht if you want a multi ticket for 6 temples in total. Great value. The ground were large and open. Many stupas surround a main prang of which I found this was the only one accessible. Careful, it's not for those with fear of heights or bats as they fly around inside. It's also dark inside, so watch your step.
It's a quiet temple compared to those nearby but well worth a visit.
Written 7 July 2022
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ThaiTrav.com
Bangkok, Thailand94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Wat Ratchaburana locates just next to Wat Mahathat. So you must visit both.

This temple was built since the 14th century and become one of the most impressive temples in the Ayutthaya Kingdom for almost 400 years before the destruction during Burma (Myanmar) invasion. The city was ransacked, burned and completely destroyed in 1767.
Written 20 April 2021
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
Wat Ratchaburana is one of the 5 main temples in the historical kingdom of Ayuthaya and I have visited the same during my Ayuthaya sightseeing. It is located right across the street from Wat Mahathat and the tall temple tower is visible from the street. There are steps and one can climb up to main altar of the temple. Entrance ticket is 50 baht but I had purchased combined ticket at Wat Mahathat for 220 baht.
Written 19 July 2020
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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
It was the first ruin we visited as it was only 800meters from our Hotel. It is just across the road from Wat Mahathat. We bought a combi ticket for 220 Baht which gave access to this, and 5 other wats.

The place wasn’t crowded, as the tour buses probably skipped this place. What a pity for these travellers, for they will never know, what they missed, while being in the vicinity. We realised that there was so much to explore in Ayutthaya, that you needed a few days here.

There are sign boards illustration on its history and significance. The temple complex is huge and well maintained. The main exhibit i is a large tower on an elevated platform which is surrounded by four smaller towers. There is an ordination hall and an assembly hall. There are steps leading to the top of the temple and you can walk up slowly for a view. We were there at noon, and it was quite a hot weather, and best to carry a hat, sunblock and water with you. Alternatively, if you have ample time, then, going early morning or late afternoon may be an option. We spent more than 2 hours exploring and photographing this site. Just across the main roads there are cafes and eateries which are worth trying.
Written 29 June 2020
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jelinicivana
London, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I know there are so many different, beautiful temples all around Ayutthaya, but this one is my favourite. The temple complex is huge and you can easily spend couple of hours strolling around and climbing different bits of the temple (please make sure you NEVER climb onto parts that are exempt from climbing or sitting!). There are many great photo opportunities so I would suggest going early morning or late afternoon when the crowds are smaller and the light is pretty.
Written 22 April 2020
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George A
Phoenix, AZ220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This Wat was a nice surprise, and easily the one I most enjoyed of all the temples in Ayutthaya. It's still fairly well intact and there are fewer people around than the other 'main' temples. Definitely walk the couple of blocks up from Wat Maha That to come here (included as part of your combi ticket if you get one). The complex was built as a memorial to two brothers, each vying to be king, who killed each other. It's a big complex, with amazing stone sculptures of garuda and the like. Definitely #1 in town on my list.
Written 18 March 2020
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Samantha
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This temple is underrated. Found right next to Wat Mahathat, this temple is significantly more empty, and offers you an opportunity to explore the ruins and imagine how majestic it used to be in the old days. We went around sunset and were one of 10 people in the whole grounds-- this offered a great opportunity to photograph the temple without tons of people in the way. We also were able to climb up to the top of the temple, and could see tons of bats in the dark cove so make sure to look up and listen to their chattering!
Written 12 February 2020
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