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Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya

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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. A visit to Wat Mahathat represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ayutthaya family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Nice place to experience old siam architecture You can walk around and took a lot of photos The main point of interest in this place was head of Buddha in Banyan Tree (+) Great place to see a glimpse ...  more »
  • A large place that consist of ruins, trees and the signature head in the root. Do : - sit down when taking photo with the head. - walk around the site as there's lots of trees and ruins  more »
  • I think this is very special simply because the Buddha Head that is in the tree. I think this is very cool, and definitely worth a visit when in Ayutthaya.  more »
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  • Nice temple. Further from the Buddha head in the tree the quieter and more pleasant it is. At busy times the car lot is just too small. Glad to see a new, huge bicycle parking area.
  • Interesting architecture. Full of tourists. Home of the Buddha head which is covered around the tree roots. Very interesting. Used to be a very big temple. There are descriptions of the ruins on almost every corner. Highly recommended and a must visit.
  • Large and impressive, though the center Prang has fallen. This is one of the busiest sites in the area. It does have an interesting Buddha head which the roots of one of a tree have grown around.
  • Gorgeous historical place. Worth a visit. There is a carpark near the place
  • A very beautiful place. We got free entrance because the passing king. I feel the similar ambience back home in Bali. I think it is connected with the Sriwijayan Empire. I hope can comeback here to other temples.