Wat Phra Ram - A beautiful Khmer influenced temple in our favourite Ayutthaya, Thailand

Recently we have been sharing about beautiful temples of Ayutthaya which is UNESCO World Heritage city in Thailand with hundreds of temples spread across the town. Today we shall share about another wonderful temple Wat Phra Ram. This blog-post shares some details about Wat Phra Ram, how to reach Wat Phra Ram from various parts of Ayutthaya city, entry ticket for Wat Phra Ram, timings of Wat Phra Ram temples & lot of more.  Related Blog-post : Doi Suthep - Best place in Chiang Mai to explore Thai Temple, Aerial views of the City and some Hiking

Recently we have been sharing about beautiful temples of Ayutthaya which is UNESCO World Heritage city in Thailand with hundreds of temples spread across the town. Today we shall share about another wonderful temple Wat Phra Ram. This blog-post shares some details about Wat Phra Ram, how to reach Wat Phra Ram from various parts of Ayutthaya city, entry ticket for Wat Phra Ram, timings of Wat Phra Ram temples & lot of more.


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Even though Wat Phra Ram is in ruins, but it's charm still expresses the glorious history of Thailand and it's culture. Wat Phra Ram has a beautiful architecture and it catches you attention from a distance as well. It doesn't take lot of efforts to recognise that you are around Wat Phra Ram.  

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Ayutthaya Temples are made of 9 different sites, some of which you can enter for free and others that have a small entrance fee of 50 Baht ($1.5): 


Wat Phra Si Sanphet (fee: 50 baht), 
Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit (fee: free), 
Wat Mahathat (fee: 50 baht), 
Wat Ratchaburana (fee: 50 baht), 
Wiharn at Wat Thammikarat (fee: free), 
Wat Suwan Dararam, 
Wat Phra Ram (fee: 50 baht), 
Phra Chedi Suriyothai (fee: free), 
Wat Borom Phuttharam (fee: free)
Wat Chai Watthanaram : 50 baht


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The architecture of Wat Phra Ram remains mysterious whether such arrangement was intentionally meant to serve some purposes. The debris found in Wat Phra Ram include the Prang, temple walls, pillars inside the ordination hall, 7 assembly halls, assorted sizes of 28 pagodas dotting around the Prang. 

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When the city of Ayutthaya was established in Thailand, soil under the swamp has been dug out to raise the foundation grade of the temple. The temple stands outside the royal court complex to the East and is opposite the assembly hall of Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit. 

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Wat Phra Ram is at walkable distance from Wat Phra Si Sanphet . Most of the popular temples of Ayutthaya are located in same cluster with few exceptions. We walked from one temple to another and didn't take Tuku-tuk till end because that offered us opportunities to explore more on our way and also click some non-temple photographs like birds, water streams, picnic hotspots for local residents and lot more. If you would check more blogposts from Ayutthaya you would realise that there are so many other aspects to appreciate in Ayutthaya apart from awesome temples of this UNESCo World Heritage city in Thailand.  

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As we came closer to Wat Phra Ram in Ayutthaya from Wat Phra Si Sanphet, we fit the back side of the temple. It was looking beautiful from outside and then we had to walk around the boundary wall to reach the main gate. It was a quite a walk and we were loosing patience as we quickly wanted to get inside. 

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Comparatively, Wat Phra Ram doesnt occupy lot of space but still huge campus. I loved the part that Wat Phra Ram in Ayutthaya has awesome green landscapes and dense trees. It's not that other temples in Ayutthaya don't have well maintained green landscapes but Wat Phra Ram has much denser trees and lawns. Loved walking around in the shade, which was much needed on a sunny day in Ayutthaya. 

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Above photograph shows the main structure of Wat Phra Ram surrounded by huge square along with Stupas around the square. It's a multi-layer architectural design, wherein main temple is sitting on top of a huge base in the shape of Square and then there are stupas around it. Shape and size of stupas have changed over the years due to damage. 

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Wat Phra Ram compound has a Khmer-influenced stupa in the middle surrounded by green landscapes, which are maintained pretty well. The Prang sits on a massive square platform with arch facades on its west. Its 4 corners are surrounded by Himmaphan mythical creatures. 

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Wat Phra Ram is a significant heritage site in UNESCO World heritage city Ayutthaya in Thailand and if anyone is visiting this city, it's a must visit place. 

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Above photograph shows Wat Phra Ram with a visitor walking around it. I am trying to bring attention to the part that sizes of Ayutthaya temples are huge and you notice that when humans look so small in the foreground. 

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Entry fees for Wat Phra Ram is 10 baht for Thai people and 40 baht for foreigners. If you have taken the combined ticket then you don't need to pay here again. We certainly recommend buying one ticket if you plan to visit these temples in one day. That's huge saving. 

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Wat Phra Ram is also a recreational area for local residents of Ayutthaya town of Thailand. There is a large-scale swamp located in front of the temple. It is named Bung Phra Ram Public Park. Many times you would also find fashionable elephants roaming around and one can take a ride. I personally discourage such activity with encourages humans to enforce animals to do stuff which may not be very exciting or can be torture if we think other way.

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Here is another panoramic view of other side of Wat Phra Ram in Ayutthaya town of Thailand. Above photograph is clicked with a fish eye and don't miss to notice 2 small humans walking around the temple campus which gives a better perspective about size of the temples in UNESCO World Heritage city Ayutthaya. 

As far as timings of the temple are concerned, the temple is open for visitors from 8.00 to 18.00 and after hours with spotlights from 19.30 to 21.00.

As far as timings of the temple are concerned, the temple is open for visitors from 8.00 to 18.00 and after hours with spotlights from 19.30 to 21.00.   

We loved walking around Wat Phra Ram in Ayutthaya and also took a break under the shade. We recommend carrying good amount of water to ensure that your body is hydrated and don't miss to keep some fruits/snacks. Hope this blogpost helps you know a little about Wat Phra Ram in Ayutthaya. Please feel free to drop comments/suggestions in the section below.

We loved walking around Wat Phra Ram in Ayutthaya and also took a break under the shade. We recommend carrying good amount of water to ensure that your body is hydrated and don't miss to keep some fruits/snacks. Hope this blogpost helps you know a little about Wat Phra Ram in Ayutthaya. Please feel free to drop comments/suggestions in the section below. 

We loved walking around Wat Phra Ram in Ayutthaya and also took a break under the shade. We recommend carrying good amount of water to ensure that your body is hydrated and don't miss to keep some fruits/snacks. Hope this blogpost helps you know a little about Wat Phra Ram in Ayutthaya. Please feel free to drop comments/suggestions in the section below.

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