Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya

4.5
Visit the temple of Wat Mahathat to see the famous Buddha head peering out from behind the roots of a majestic tree. Within the grounds of a historical park and World Heritage Site, this renowned temple includes excellent information panels throughout. You'll learn about the country's history and discover the architectural and spiritual influences the Kingdom of Siam has on contemporary Thai culture. Plan to see Wat Mahathat and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ayutthaya trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • Selected as the start of the Ayutthaya Wat Phra mahathat. So vast, many tourists. Most were crowded. I felt especially moved to head of Buddha from the roots of a tree and the long period of time.
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  • We managed to visit this place after our late lunch just across the temple ruins. The number of temple ruins were just too many for us to visit every one in a day and chose this to be the second and a...  more »
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  • I can now understand why my friends in Thailand always like to return to this beautiful place. It's full of history, beauty, and personally a magical feel to it. Will definitely come back to see its magic at different time of the day or seasons.
  • This is an interesting complex and easily added to a visit to the Bang Pa-in Palace which is nearby. The site is interesting and, although it is not as well preserved as similar complexes around Siem Reap, restoration work is ongoing. Very good models near the entrance, give the visitor an idea of the size and layout of the original site and its worth looking at these before starting your visit.
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