Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit @ Ayutthaya, Thailand

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Ayutthaya Thailand

Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit is a fully restored temple since 1957 with history that dates back to the 1600’s.  It enshrines one of the largest Buddha statue in Thailand- Phra Mongkhlon Bophit, with a total height of 16.95 meters tall.   It is located right next to Wat Phra Si Sanphet so the two places can be visited together in one go.  

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The buddha statue was thought to be originally constructed in 1538 during the time when the Ayutthaya Kingdom flourished.  It was badly damaged when the Burmese attached Ayutthaya and it is today restored to its former glory.

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The statue height is 12.45 m tall, lap width is 9.55 m wide and the base is 4.50 m high.

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The rest of the temple is filled with smaller buddha statues in gold leaves.

More Info from History of Ayutthaya
Address : Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand
No Entrance Fee Required.
Getting to Ayutthaya : Take the BTS Skytrain to Victory Monument, and take the mini vans to Ayutthaya.  The vans leave when they get filled up within 15 – 30 minutes.

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