Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
One of the most interesting sites you’ll encounter while traveling in Ayutthaya, Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon perhaps isn’t your typical go-to destinations, however, it will leave you with an experience you wouldn’t forget and will be among the most memorable of your trip. Aside from the stunning statues featuring molded golden leaves, you’ll find when entering the temple, the most memorable experience is seeing the giant statue of a sleeping Buddha, which its sole as the locals believe has magical abilities. The locals rub coins on the statue’s feet, to get a good luck blessing. The temple regularly hosts many festival and celebrations inside its holy grounds.
Wat Lokaya Sutha
Located northwest of Ayutthaya in the Pratu Chi sub-district and west of the Royal Palace, Wat Lokaya Sutha is a restored ruin of an amazing monastery. Most tourists highlight the enormous 42-meters reclining statue of Buddha that was restored in 1954. While you’re there you will encounter the ancient remains of the monastery and a small altar where you can make offerings. If you’re looking to wind down while you’re there, you can enjoy a nice drink at one of the roadside cafes overlooking the temple.
Ayutthaya Historical Park
located in the zone which is considered to be as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has over 65 beautiful ruins and temples. The Ayutthaya Historical Park is one of the best places in the region for all of the history lovers and archaeology enthusiasts. Aside from the historical value, the park has an amazing view that is accented with beautiful Buddha statues, greenery and a fabulous landscape, making it a super relaxing vista. It’s definitely one of Ayutthaya’s highlights.
Located on the west bank of the river of Chao Phraya, Wat Chaiwatthanaram is an ancient Buddhist temple that is one of the must-see destinations when you visit Ayutthaya. It’s known for its intricate chapels or Chedis that are decorated with amazing colorful paintings illustrating the life of Buddha. The Chedis are also connected to secret passages. You’ll find the area circled by 120 Buddha statues giving the holy ground even more serene ambiance.