Wat Phutthaisawan Temple
Wat Phutthaisawan is an old temple south of Ayutthaya that is marked by its tall, whitewashed prang. Most guidebooks overlook this site, don’t do the same mistake.
From its stand-out architecture to its rich history, Wat Phutthaisawan Temple is nothing short of interesting. Giant snake statues guard the stairs – these statues were inspired by the legend that when the Burmese planned to attack this temple, they were thwarted by giant snakes. One look at the temple, you will see its skewed architecture complemented by rich details such as Gothic windows, intricate interiors, and a reclining Buddha on one of the entrances. While this wat is rarely visited – its ambiance is always perfect for a day of meditation and relaxation.
Wat Phutthaisawan Temple is located in Samphao Lom, Ayutthaya.
Opening Days and Hours
The place opens daily from 8:00 in the morning to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to this attraction is THB 20 or USD 0.60.
How to Get There
- Board a train from Bangkok to Ayutthaya.
- You can also take a taxi from Bangkok to Ayutthaya.
- 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 Phutthaisawan.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
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.
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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.