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Phone Number: 035-246076
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This is part of our tour in Ayutthaya and totally worth a visit. You need a lot of time to explore the temple and make sure to respect the temple since it is also a place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines

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Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is part of our tour in Ayutthaya and totally worth a visit. You need a lot of time to explore the temple and make sure to respect the temple since it is also a place for meditation for Buddhist. Don't miss this temple. It is a very lovely place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very interesting. This is situated within the historical park itself, the area is huge and you can explore the place yourself. Very tourist friendly. Make sure you sign up for a tour package so you get a good historical background info from the tour guide and good coverage of all the other sites.

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you go there early morning is quite easy to take the picture with nobody in front of the face, actually there is a row that you're not supposed to cross but some people do.

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London ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The destuction of the many Buddas at the site is very evident. In fact row after row of headless buddas are on the site. The heads were never found with the exception of one encased with by tree root. Aparently it was a common practise to destroy the Buddas head as this was the most extreme insult to the monks... More 

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Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan is located on the city island in the central part of Ayutthaya in Tha Wasukri sub-district. The temple is situated on the corner of the present Chikun Road and Naresuan Road. The structure has been registered as a national historic site by the Fine Arts Department on 8 March 1935 and is part of the Ayutthaya... More 

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Scone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must do. We took a day trip from Bangkok. Great to have a tour guide. Our tour also included a cruise back to Bangkok and this too was amazing.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Always worth it to see Ayutthaya, the Ancient City, an hour away from Bangkok. In Wat Phra Mahtat, the Buddha's head is on a tree, and the tour guide will explain what happened. There are a few ruins in this site, but there are more sites to visit. Wat Phra Mahtat has several tents selling handicrafts, souvenirs, and cold drinks,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A lot of remains which is different from all the temples and buddhas you see in the rest of Thailand. Being there gives off a special vibe. Also there is a buddhas head in a tree!! So cool

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Lahore, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Bangkok, Ayutthaya is worth visiting for a daytrip. The ruins are beautiful.The Buddha head in the banyan tree is truly amazing and a must see.One of the best locations to visit to see the old ruins

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

As with most sites in Ayutthaya also this one is crowded. Try to come during weekdays early morning or late afternoon. Take your time strolling around the premesis, take the speed out of your journey. You will start to see how beautiful this Wat must have been. And do not forget to see the Buddha head.

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