Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), Ayutthaya

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Admire the enormous proportions of Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), a brick and cement statue. The reclining Buddha lays with its head on a lotus and legs stretched out, with the midsection protected by a yellow tarp. You only need to make a quick stop to see the temple, and can easily combine it with a tour of Bangkok’s other historical sites. Do not miss the souvenir shops across the road. By using our Ayutthaya road trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam) and other attractions in Ayutthaya.
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  • Nestled in Ayutthaya and among its ruins is this majestic reclining Buddha. It's not hard to find it when you visit. It is another of the beauties that have these must-visit ruins if you go to Thailand.
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  • A Buddha lying in the middle of a renovation in August 2019, we could only admire him from afar. It will probably take some time for it to regain its splendour. We return in a few years to admire it under its gold color tunic (as in the photos generally)
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  • Visited as part of a bus tour to Ayutthaya. Well maintained wooden Buddha in the open air. Very large and awesome. Ubiquitous gift, souvenir and snack shops adjacent to the site. Trick is to head directly to the Buddha upon leaving bus so you can photograph without throngs surrounding!
  • The ruins here aren't much compared to others in the area so unless you're Buddhist or very interested to see a fairly large stone reclining Buddha I'd give it a pass. Also be aware that though it looks close to Wat Phra Si Sanphet it's actually a long walk to the entrance, and you might cross some rather territorial dogs on the way.
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