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Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Wat Phra Si Sanphet is Ayutthaya’s most important temple. It has stood as a geographical and spiritual landmark for almost 200 years.

Also known as the Temple of Buddha Si Sanphet, Ayutthaya kings and the royal family exclusively used the temple – it was a royal temple sans the monk residents. This spacious monastery is home to bell-shaped stupas, a large viharn with a 16-metre tall gilded Buddha, and smaller chedis and chapels by the dozen. Despite the ruin brought about by the Burmese army, Wat Phra Si Sanphet is still a glorious sight to behold – its three bell-shaped chedi command attention like no other. Exploring the place can give you a glimpse of how lavish royalty was in ancient Ayutthaya. Give utmost respect to this place – this is a heritage site.



Wat Phri Si Sanphet is located in Pratuchai Subdistrict, Ayutthaya.


Opening Days and Hours

Wat Phri Si Sanphet is open daily from 8:00 to 17:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to Wat Phra Si Sanphet is THB 50 or USD 1.5.


How to Get There

  • Board a train from Bangkok to Ayutthaya.
  • You can also take a taxi from Bangkok to Ayuttahaya.
  • If you’re interested in a tour, you can avail of the Thai River Cruise that offers boat cruises from Bangkok to Chao Phraya. This tour makes a stop at Ayutthaya.
  • Take a taxi to Wat Phra Si Sanphet.


Suggested For

  • Solo travellers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this attraction is 1 to 2 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to go is between 8:30 to 10:00, and 15:00 to 16:30.



For food, you can head to 29 Steak, Baan Khun Phra, Chai Nam, Krua Baan U-Thong, Tofu Cafe, Burinda, The Forest Cafe, Malakor, and Tony’s Place.


Nearby Attractions

  • Wat Mahathat
  • Wat Phutthaisawan Temple
  • Wat Ratchaburana



For accommodations, you can choose from The Park, Tony’s Place, Busaba, Ban U Thong, Ayutthaya Retreat, and Krungsri River Hotel. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 80.

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