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Wat yai chai mongkhon is a Buddhist temple in Ayutthaya, Thailand
The old capital of ancient Thai people which was invaded by Cambodian armies. Holds the ruins of Wat Yai Chai temple meaning litteraly the great victory.
Even from a distance you can see the approx. 80 m high chedi, which stands on a rectangular base and is flanked by four smaller chedis. Once a covered gallery - a so-called Phra Rabieng - led around the Chedi, but today only parts of the supporting pillars are preserved. Sitting in the garden along the perimeter wall are seated Buddha statues, adorned by the monks with the typical orange robes - one of the most popular photo opportunities in Ayutthaya. The Reclining Buddha in the Phra Buddha Saiyas also dates back to the time of King Naresuan the Great and was badly affected by treasure hunters. Therefore, the lying statue was subjected to a major renovation in 1965, so that there is not much left of the original statue today. Wat Yai Chai Mongkon is located on a tributary of the Pa Sak River, outside the ancient city walls of Ayutthaya. Even today, the temple is a monastery, which is located in the eastern part of the temple, right next to the main entrance to Wat Yai Chai Mongkon. Opening hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Historical place. Quite big space. A lot of people. Suggest to ensure take note on attire
Beautiful temple with a big garden to walk around. I see many people needed to pay 20 THB, but I got in for free, so as far as I know this place is free to enter. It also has a nice river to sit next to in the grass, especially nice when it's sunny outside.
Great little temple complex thing, admission was 20 baht. We really enjoyed climbing to the top. Shops in the area sellling postcards, souvenirs, and food. Not badly priced like other parts of Ayutthaya.
It is an ok site to visit, just that it is a pity that it is not left and reconstructed in its original state. The ruins and missing Buddha heads does tell you a lot of history and how war has lain ruins to this place. Personally, I only like the sleeping Buddha statue and the beheaded Buddha statues around the courtyard area. It is part of the day tour, as the places are all nearby one another so yes, still a nice place to visit.
Amazing experience with an outstanding local tour guide. I have learned so much is a short trip. Such a serene and peaceful place among the crowd. Strongly recommended.
Wat Yai Jaya Mongkhon is beautiful temple located within the Autthaya historic area but outside the water ring and to the south. The temple is home to a large Chedi surrounded by many decorated Buddha statues. The best time to visit is in late afternoon to get the setting sun light which further emphasizes the Buddha statues.
First of the ruined temples we visited. Quite impressive, and still being used. Probably should have spent longer here.
Our one-day trip to ayutthaya province it was great but so hot please take an umbrella or a cab or a hat with you you can walk around text photo and climb up the stairs to make a merit at the top