Visiting the Wat Yai Chai Monkol in Ayuthaya


Ancient Temples in Thailand
The Wat Yai Chai Monkol in Ayuthaya

The Wat Yao Chai Monkol is located just on the outside of the inner-city of Ayuthaya in Central Thailand and is part of the second ancient capital city of Siam (as Thailand was called until 1932). Officially named "Wat Phra Chao Phaya-Tai" and was build in 1357 by King U-Tong and originally called the "Wat Pa Kaeo". This temple features a huge chedi that can be seen from far away. You can go inside and up the Chedi for a beautiful view over Ayuthaya town. On the temple grounds you will also see a huge Reclining Buddha image. Like most temples in Ayuthaya the entrance is open from 8:00 to 17:00 and there is an entrance fee. Following are some photos of this impressive temple.


Ancient Temples in Thailand
The Wat Yai Chai Monkol in Ayuthaya, Thailand

Ancient Temples in Thailand
The Wat Yai Chai Monkol in Ayuthaya, Thailand

Ancient Temples in Thailand
The Wat Yai Chai Monkol in Ayuthaya, Thailand

Ancient Temples in Thailand
The Wat Yai Chai Monkol in Ayuthaya, Thailand

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