Timings : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : THB 50
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Located near the old Royal Palace and Wat Phra Si Sanphet in Ayutthaya, Wat Lokayasutharam is the site of the largest reclining Buddha statue in Ayutthaya. It is 8 metres tall, 37 metres across and built entirely out of brick giving the temple the epithet of the "Temple of the Reclining Buddha". The statue is placed among several ruins which gives it a touch of extra beauty as the only complete structure in the whole area.
Though earlier, the statue of Lord Buddha used to be covered with an orange cloth, it is now exposed to the elements. People turn in huge numbers with flowers and incense sticks to offer their prayers. The centrally placed prang is what remains in a very good condition now. Towards the northwest of the Reclining Buddha is an interestingly designed Lanna-style chedi. The other structures at Wat Lokayasutharam seemed to have been eroding with time.
Since it is a place of worship, be well dressed with knees and shoulders being covered properly.
No shoes are allowed inside the temple.
Do not hug or make any unnecessary physical contact with one and another.
Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the premises.
Do not point their feet towards the image of Lord Buddha as it is frowned upon by the locals.
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