Wat Yanasen, Ayutthaya Overview

Wat Yanasen or Wat Yanusen is a Buddhist temple located on U-Thong Road towards the North of the city island called Koh Muang. It is a short walk from the famous Buddhist temple Wat Phra Mahathat in Ayutthaya. The exact date of the temple's construction is unknown, but some manuscripts mention that a Royal Treasury during the reign of the Ayutthaya Empire

Built close to this temple for keeping lassos and Holy ropes to control Elephants called 'Badhrope', the Main Chedi was built in the Ayutthaya period style with arched porches and indented terraces. The Ubosot, the main prayer room are the sites worth visiting in at Wat Yanasen. Unlike the main Chedi, the Ubosot is built in the early Rattanakosin period style.

Housing the temple's historical records restored during the Rattanakosin Period, the Ubosot has probably been constructed over earlier remains. Apart from this, there are a sermon hall and monk's quarters, which are present in every Buddhist monastery. This little known temple is the perfect place to visit in Ayutthaya if you are looking for some peace and calm.

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How To Reach Wat Yanasen

The best way to visit any historical monument in Ayutthaya is by road. Thus, to reach this temple as well, renting a bicycle, bike, Tuk-Tuk or car are your best options.

By Bicycle
You can rent a bicycle for the day from many places in the city, with a small deposit of around THB 61 per day, and get to Wat Yanasen.

By Bike
If you find cycling too strenuous, you can rent a bike for THB 306 - THB 428 per day from various places in the city. This option is best for those who are confident about tackling the traffic on the roads.

By Tuk-Tuk
If you are travelling with your family or friends, or are unsure about the roads and traffic, you can rent a Tuk-Tuk for the day. They are generally available for THB 305 per hour.

By Rental Car
If you are looking for comfort, you can also rent a car for the day, but it is a lot more expensive.

By Foot
You could also walk to Wat Yanasen from your hotel or another temple or tourist attraction.

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