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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  • Very beautiful temple ruins. If you climb up inside, be careful, as the original outside steps are very steep. On the inside there are some modern steps down that are basically a fall waiting to happen, do not attempt to descend them.
  • Must see place in ayutthaya historical site. Ruined temple. Still it looks very beautiful. Very big area. Lot of small ruined temples near by. Nice place to visit.
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