Travel Log: Ayutthaya Temples

During our 2nd day in Thailand, we went on a day tour to see the famous Ayutthaya temples. We were able to visit the following: Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, Wat Mahathat, Wat Lokkayasutharam, Wat Phu Khao Thong, and Wat Phra Si Sanphet.

At Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon. First structure we saw.

Parents while listening to the tour guide explain the history of the place.

Wat Mahathat’s famous Buddha head among tree roots

You are not allowed to pose for a picture standing up.

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon again.

Flight of stairs can be daunting if you’re not physically fit.

At Wat Phu Khao Thong

Famous reclining Buddha of Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon.

A view from the top of the temple.

Here’s what standard temple garb for foreigners/ visitors is- shoulders and knees should be covered in clothing.

At Wat Phra Si Sanphet.

More moderns parts of Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon.

The one picture with parents and sister, because no one’s keen on being photographed because of the heat.

Hence this travel log looks more like a solo trip.

Back at Wat Mahathat.

Very specific instructions about things that you should NOT do while in temples.

Passage to another world.Lovely sakura-like trees everywhere.

Will always remember this photo as one of the last photos I was able to take with my 50mm before it fell face first on the ground and died.

Wat Phu Khao Thong

Wat Phra Si Sanphet. Last stop of the day.

Wat Lokkayasutharam. Another famous reclining Buddha.

 Temples made up of red bricks.

 At a coffee shop outside Wat Phra Si Sanphet right before going home. Best place to chill after walking around temples on a hot, sunny day.

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