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Wat Naphrameru
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Temples of Ayutthaya Day Tour from Bangkok
Ranked #19 of 70 things to do in Ayutthaya
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Owner description: A 17th-centry Wat located outside Ayuthaya.
Bangkok, Thailand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Unique”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The only temple in the city that wasn't destroyed by the war. It is constructed in the late-Ayutthaya-period architecture style. Make sure you visit a small vihara (next to ubosot) which is home to a huge 14th century standing stone Buddha image.

Visited October 2013
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Suwon, South Korea
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“looks rather new”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

You can park car in the temple inside. Not so wide area, but there is a big temple there. Go inside and sit as Thailand people and have rest. Very big Buddha statue and high tall columns made me feel sunk down to the floor. Outside in the yard, there is a statue which has many faces - 6 or 8? I forgot already. You can take picture inside, it's allowed.

Visited July 2013
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Bangkok
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549 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 415 helpful votes
“Historically significant and beautiful”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Wat Na Phra Meru is the only from the Ayutthaya period in the city that remains intact. It was not destroyed in the Thai-Burmese wars because the Burmese army camped here. For that visitors should be thankful because the temple has not one but two beautiful Buddha images. The newer one is in the front building. Covered in gleaming gold, this image is a wonderful representation of Ayutthaya craftsmanship at its height. Another older image sits in another nearby building. This one is not adorned like the first one but its age alone dating back several centuries make it a must-see artifact.
Wat Na Phra Meru is not the most spectacular temple or religious compound in Ayutthaya, but it is a peaceful place that does not get tour groups and is a big part of Ayutthaya's history. You'll appreciate the city more after having visited it.

Visited March 2014
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“Very important in history”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

this was by far the most important Wat for our daughter. She loved the story about the tear of the buddha statue. Based on the history the buddha statue had a tear in his eye just a few days before the attack of the Burmese who burned the whole city down.

In the movie "the king & I" the king of Thailand came with the king of germany and a high official of Burma to show them the distroyed temple. The buddha statue has lost the right arm and the flame on his head when the roof fell down after the burn down of the city. This sequence is in the movie. Afterwards the burmese paid for the renovation of the temple and the fixing of the buddha statue. That's why the temple outside has the typical look of burma temples.

Visited October 2013
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
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“Only temple in Ayutthaya that was not destroyed.”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Only temple in Ayutthaya, the Burmese had not been destroyed. And still exist. Ayutthaya architecture. In perfect condition in Ayutthaya.

Visited April 2013
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