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Pictures of Wat Yai Chaimongkhol in Ayutthaya

January 8th, 2010

The best way to visit the impressive monastery of Wat Yai Chaimongkhol is by tuk tuk. The driver will bring you in front of the Wat so you can spend some time walking through the temples and old ruins of Wat Yai Chaimongkhol.

This monastery was build by King Naresuan the Great to celebrate after an important battle which the king himself claimed to have won single handly for the city of Ayutthaya.

The Wat Yai Chaimonkhol monastery The Wat Yai Chaimonkhol..

There are a lot of interesting Buddha statues and a beautiful garden to walk through with fountains, lakes and beautiful trees. There is the popular attraction of the large reclining Buddha covered in gold offerings which is one of the most touristic points in the park and worth a visit.

Another would definitely be the immense Chedi surrounded by hundreds of smaller Buddha statues all dressed in gold silk sarongs. Inside the Chedi you'll find an important Buddhist sanctury which can be accessed by climbing the steep stairs up the Chedi. The sanctuary has an altar and a golden Buddha with can be brougth praise by putting flowers of other giftst next to the statue.

On top of the Chedi and in front of the altar you'll find a deep wishing well where you should drop a coin for good luck. Leaving the Chedi without would be very untraditional.

Getting down the stairs of the Chedi looks esaier said than done and the best thing is to climb down on hands and feet no matter how ridicilous it might look.

Throughout the monastery park you'll find several more interesting chedi's and statues and you'll defintely will take some good pictures here.

There is also a temple where locals come to pray and bring their offerings.

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  • A Buddhist sanctuary in Ayutthaya A Buddhist sanctuary in Ayutthaya
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  • Good picture of the Big Buddha Good picture of the Big Buddha
  • Impressive chedi's at Wat Yai Chaimonkhol Impressive chedi's at Wat Yai Chaimonkhol
  • Touristic sign at the Reclining Buddha Touristic sign at the Reclining Buddha
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  • The steep stairs up the Chedi The steep stairs up the Chedi
  • Ruins of old Buddhist temples Ruins of old Buddhist temples
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  • Amazing buddha statues covered in silk Amazing buddha statues covered in silk
  • The gardens at Wat Yai Chaimonkhol The gardens at Wat Yai Chaimonkhol
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  • The Wishing Well on top of the Chedi The Wishing Well on top of the Chedi
  • The golden Buddha in the Chedi The golden Buddha in the Chedi
  • Overlooking Wat Yai Chaimonkhol Overlooking Wat Yai Chaimonkhol
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  • Looking down from the tall Chedi Looking down from the tall Chedi
  • Walking on the Wat Yai Chaimonkhol Chedi Walking on the Wat Yai Chaimonkhol Chedi
  • White Buddha statue in golden sarong White Buddha statue in golden sarong
  • Buddha statues lined around the park Buddha statues lined around the park
  • White Buddhist statues covered in silk White Buddhist statues covered in silk
  • The numerous Buddha statues in Ayutthaya The numerous Buddha statues in Ayutthaya
  • Buddhist offerings in Ayutthaya Buddhist offerings in Ayutthaya
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