Wat Maha That, Ayutthaya

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Visit the temple of Wat Maha That 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 Maha That and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ayutthaya trip itinerary builder tool.
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  • Wat Mahathat is one of the 5 big temples in the historical city of Ayuthaya. Here I had purchased combined ticket for 220 baht which allows visit to the 5 big temples in Ayuthaya. The pagodas...  more »
  • This is an archaeological and religious site famous for the Buddha head. It is just across the road from Wat Ratchaburana. We bought a combi ticket which gave access to this, and 5 other wats at 220.....  more »
  • Can you imagine a Buddha Head inside the roots of an old tree? So this mysterious attraction in Wat Mahathat is the most photographed spot in Ayutthaya Historic City. Wat Mahathat, β€œthe temple of...  more »
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  • Although, it was such a tiring journey with the hot sun blazing hot above our heads, but it was well worth it at the end of the day. It was a tour called Ayutthaya yes Ayutthaya, the local tour guide took us to about five sites, it was nice but make sure eat something, breakfast, anything, or carry what you can eat with you and enough water (although the water may get hot quickly become of the hot sun) just be hydrated for your own good, carry extra clothes, the comfortable shoes to walk easily around with. I don't know if it's easier to go on your own or with a tour guide, but I think the locals will know the entire Ayutthaya tour better. But whichever you prefer, just don't forget to eat breakfast or carry what you can eat, it is an entire day tour with the local tour agencies and lunch is only at lunch time, and with them you have to leave your hotel at about 6:00 in the morning or 7:00 which is quite early from within Bangkok. I only ate because I thought I should not skip my breakfast (and that was the best decision I took that day). It was a good tour.
  • Ayutthaya ruins, it's cool. Fun place to check out in Ayutthaya. It's not overly huge, so you can eee most of it in 20-30minutes, I guess. I would say it's a must if you go there. Its a little crowded but really not that bad. Fun little day trip when coupled in with the floating market, royal vacation Palace and an elephant ride, πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
  • Amazing. Great that it is still standing and that you can enter. There are bats inside of you look up! Wasn't included in our tour, but only a 2 Min walk from the Buddha in the tree roots. A part of the ancient city and very cheap entry for tourist,free for Thai. Plenty of steep builds for showing off great perspectives.
  • What a fantastic place to visit. Not only to see the Buddha head surrounded by roots. The price to enter is totally fine and we can just recommend to go there close to sundown as it gives the whole scene a different mood.
  • Great place of heritage in Thailand!!! Show the heritage of old times and help us in learning and studying!! Old and history full of old building and statues!! Love this place a lot of tourist attract every where!! Actually you can say it is the most visited place on the earth!! Most visit this place in Bank !! Wah Maha That Lovely place ever visit

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