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Wat Mahthat, Ayutthaya

Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Visit the temple of Wat Mahthat 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 Mahthat represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ayutthaya family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The Historical Park is one of the standard stops on every organized tours. With good reason: you can get an impression of the wealth of ancient times. 
  • Long walk awaits... can spend about 1-2 hours. Journey Guide: Go to Victory monument and pick a van to Ayutthaya (50/- Bahts) from there I went with Mr. Pok (Well known Tuk-Tuk Tour Guide 0812539037)....  read more »
  • The remains of the buildings and the history to do so invites you Yes that one looks at it, preferably with tour guide who can much to tell you. Impressive sight.
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  • This is where you can view the iconic Buddha head in banyan tree roots. Entrance runs 50 Baht, but you can get a pass that covers the 6 main temples for 220 Baht (recommended as each temple has the 50B fee). Hit 5 of the 6 and you already more than paid for the pass. If you only have a day in Ayutthaya, you'll want to either hire a tuk-tuk or rent a bike to ensure you'll make it to most of the main temples before catching a bus back to Bangkok.
  • Sight I will give 5 star but BE WARE of the local shops near the parking!! Specially the one sales coconuts juice the drink counter !!! They sale bad coconut juice and will NOT exchange or refund , they will yell at the customer with Thai language. Just beware if things getting worse, after you leave the shop they will follow wherever you go then do some damage!!!!!! Just be careful! Local Gangster shop!!
  • Recommend to be your first stop! Purchase the ticket to 6 temples is the most economical choice. Entry fee is 50 baht per person!
  • Ancient wat of Thailand which was destroyed deeply in war and time but we can see the monumental construction works thru the ruin
  • Wat Maha That (Temple of the Great Relics) is situated right in   the central part of Ayutthaya and is part of the Ayutthaya Historical Park. The temple is believed to be built in the early Ayutthaya period (during the 14th century A.D.). Apart from serving as a symbolic center where the Buddha's relics were enshrined, Wat Maha That later became a model for nationwide temple construction. The main Prang is considered the most important structure of the compound, as it was where Buddha relics were actually placed. The Prang itself has been renovated several times. For most tourists, highlight of this place is the much-loved and much-photographed sandstone Buddha image encircled by the roots of Bodhi tree. Other attractions include the octagonal pagoda and the medium-size Prang with mural paintings about the life of the Buddha.
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