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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  • It seemed to be washed by the Buddha who did not disturb a meek expression even if buried in the root of the tree. The ruins at dusk were really beautiful.
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  • The first time I saw you in distance, "Huh? Isn't that the face in the guidebook? When I went to the neighborhood, my head was black and my hair was growing. It was the face of the elder brother who was in the vicinity rather than the Buddhist image. I actually took a picture, but the far as knowing was a little faded... It was a bit creepy, but it was good because I could take interesting pictures. Is this going to happen after the rain...?
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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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