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‘Ayutthaya - Wat Chaiwatthanaram’


Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a Buddhist temple in the historical park of Ayutthaya, a city of about 70.000 inhabitants located 100 kilometers north of Bangkok.

The wat is considered one of the most beautiful temples of Ayutthaya and is visited by many tourists, Thai as well as foreigners.
The temple can be reached along the road and along the river.
Its construction started in 1630 and it was built in the Khmer style which was popular at the time.
Wat Chaiwatthanaram means 'the temple of the long reign and the glorious era'.

I was surprised that many Thai visitors had put on beautiful traditional clothing.
Upon inquiry it turned out that there was a shop nearby that rented out these traditional clothes for the time of the temple visit. A lot of Thai wore the beautiful clothes during their visit and liked to take pictures of each other. They also liked the fact that foreigners photographed them like this. Lucky me :)

The best time to visit the Wat Chaiwatthanaram is just before sunset. I was there two days in a row at that time.
Unfortunately I don't have any photos of the temple during the day. After all, Ayutthaya has many more interesting temples. Tourists who enjoy visiting temples should definitely include Ayuttaya in their itinerary.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5241 W: 17 N: 12665] (50912)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2019-12-07
  • Esposizione: 30 secondi
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-05-28 9:57
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