Wat Na Phra Men

An important active temple

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What we say: 3 stars

This highly-revered temple escaped destruction by the Burmese as they chose it as a base to launch their attacks.

It was restored during the reign of King Rama III and today appears as a somewhat typical, if ornate Thai temple. The main attraction here is a large gold seated Buddha and a beautifully carved ceiling.

An important and active temple in the lives of Ayutthaya residents, Wat Na Phra Men receives few foreign visitors and is a good place to observe traditional Thai temple customs.

If you arrive on a weekend, be prepared for an endless stream of people entering the wiharn to make offerings to the Buddha. A handful of street carts sell cheap food across the road if you get hungry.

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North of the island
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00-18:00
How to get there: Wat Na Phra Men is located just north of the island, on the north side of the Lopburi river, and can be reached either by a footbridge to the west or a vehicular bridge to the right off of U-Thong Road.
Last updated: 9th February, 2013

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