Sights & Attractions
Phra Nakhon Si AyutthayaOperating day:
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 17.00
Wat Yai Chaimongkon
Category : Temple
Attraction Details :
An ancient temple believed to be built during the reign of King U-Thong was, according to the legend, was given a grand renovation in the reign of King Naresuan the Great. The renovation included the construction of the giant Chedi Chai Mongkol to celebrate his victory over Burma and store “victory spell.” The pagoda is so large it's easily seen from faraway locations.
How to get there :
Frequent services from the North Bus Terminal of Bangkok (Mohchit 2). When approaching the Great Pagoda circle in Ayutthaya, get dropped off and take a motorcycle taxi for about THB10 to Wat Yai Chaimongkol.
By van: There is a public van from Bangkok to Ayutthaya.
Route No.1: Take the van at the Victory monument, in front of Robinson Department Store. When approaching the Great Pagoda circle in Ayutthaya, get dropped off and take a motorcycle taxi for about THB10 to Wat Yai Chaimongkol.
Route No.2: Take the van at the Southern Bus Terminal (At Q8 Gas Station next to the Barn House Restaurant) to Ayutthaya city centre. Take a local means of transport i.e. bus, tuk tuk or motorcycle taxi to Wat Yai Chaimongkol. The fares are truly a bargain.
Get off at the Ayutthaya railway station and take tuk tuk in front of the station for about THB40 to Wat Yai Chaimongkol.
By car: from Bangkok to Rangsit - Wangnoi, as you approach Wangnoi intersection, take the exit towards Nakornsawan. Follow the signs towards Ayutthaya, along the Phaholyothin Road. Before approaching Ayutthaya intersection, turn left and follow it to the Great Stupa circle. Before approaching the Great Stupa circle, get into the left lane and turn left at the traffic lights. Continue approximately 1 km, a public car park is on the left, just in front of the entrance to Wat Yai Chaimongkol.