Wat Sam Viharn, AyutthayaWat Sam Viharn, Ayutthaya

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A cool unknown little Wat North-East from you Ayutthaya...

My experience, Explo description: 

Wat Sam Viharn was built in the beginning period of Krung Sri Ayutthaya kingdom, in the reign of King Borom Rajathiraj I (1377). It was originally named Wat Sam Piharn, and then Wat Sam Viharn.

The reason is that there are 3 viharns permanently presided by 3 Buddha images : Pra Buddha Saiyat (the reclining Buddha), Pra Luang Por Khao, and the standing Buddha.

At present, only 2 viharns still remain there : the reclining Buddha viharn, and the seated Buddha viharn.

Outside the temple, have a look at the seating Buddha.

On the right side of the seating Buddha is a building with a reclining Buddha inside (about 30m long). It is worth to have a look, and it is covered with hundreds of pieces of gold sheets that people fixed on the Buddha for their wishes.

My personal recommendations: 

This little temple is really worth a visit. It is out of the touristic area in Ayutthaya, and not really frequented.

If you are lucky, you might meet a monk close to the reclining Buddha, and he will make a wish for you !

A really great and peaceful souvenir !

How getting there: 

The Wat is on the road going to the Elephant Kraal (signs). It stands on the left side of the road, just after a bridge, 1km before reaching the more famous Elephant Kraal.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

8am to 7pm.

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Entry fees: 

Free !