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Riverside temple

We saw this on the boat trip we did along the river. Almost missed the reclining buddha in one of... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Gympie, Australia
Visited by boat

This is a very peaceful wat. You can enter the main building up steep steps and see the remains of... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We saw this on the boat trip we did along the river. Almost missed the reclining buddha in one of the ruins at the back of the complex so keep your eyes open.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This is a very peaceful wat. You can enter the main building up steep steps and see the remains of the Buddha. There are bats in this room and it is quite smelly. You can hear the bats chirping the Buddha itself is being restored....More

Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Had seen it while going around Ayutthaya but no easy route to it by road so boat trip quicker and easier way to visit. Couldn't find the entrance, but boatman pointed us in the right direction, passed the toilets. Interesting entrance and the Prang itself...More

Thank marchiles
Reviewed 16 April 2018

A very quiet and local visited temple ruins. You should definitely add this to your list of places to go while in Ayutthaya. The stairs to the temple are guarded by giant stone snakes, these were installed after the legend of this Wat when the...More

Thank Keira J
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is a rarely visited Wat so we were lucky that our hotel was on the other side of the river. This was beautiful to see at sunrise as the birds were just beginning to wake.

Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Unlike many wats in Thailand this is one the large tour buses don’t do because it’s off the beaten path you would need a private guide for this customized experience. If you go into the wat beware of the bats and watch the floor, you...More

Thank kz44tz
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Granted that Ayutthaya is full of Wat ruins, we were looking to check out something unique after a few Wat visits. Then came along Phutthaisawan, located next to the river with a much needed welcome breeze on hot day! The statue of the snake supposedly...More

Thank tan32016
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this as the first one as this is far from the other temples in town. This one is very impressed and soo beautiful. Made me think of the Ayutthaya history.

Thank Sammie T
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Beautiful and a very peaceful wat. Adjacent to newer temple and another old wat in restoration. What I like most:- 1. The reclining Buddha 2. Naga [snake] Buddha statue - believed to protect Buddha while meditation. 3. Sleeping Buddha 4. Prang Prathan - the beautiful...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a real gem in Thailand, older capital with lots and lots of temple, you need for this temple at least 2 hours time

Thank manerex
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