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Wat Phra Mahthat

Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Phone Number: 035-246076
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Ranked #3 of 34 Attractions in Ayutthaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting temple - quite extensive ruins - and of course the buddha's head is a must see. 50B entrance fee per person. Go early to avoid the day tripper crowds from Bangkok.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

a must see in ayutthya. Wat mahathat is my top 2 ruins in Ayutthaya. wat Mahathat is by far the largest and one of the most scenic of the ruins in Ayutthaya. Most people focused only on the famous Buddha head in tree roots but Wat mahathat has much more to offer. the ruins are large and expansive with endless... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This temple was built in ordered of King Baromrachatiraj 1st in early Ayutthaya period.After war between Burma and Thai ,this place was burned and abandon. Thiefs cut the buddha head and hide until the tree growth up and cover the head ..buddha head is not so big because this place is real historical place.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Ruins are famous for the Buddha Head entwined in the tree. We found strolling around this site a tranquil experience.

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Bytom, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It is the location of the Buddha head in tree roots. I'd say it is interesting and unique and worth visiting, but bear in mind that it's not so spectacular, compared to Angkor Wat for example. The Buddha head is usually crowded and smaller than you would expect. It is nearby bus parking lot in noisy area, but nonetheless makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was the first temple I saw in Ayutthaya and one of my favourites. It was very peaceful wandering around the ruins by myself in the late afternoon. Perhaps it is busier earlier in the day but was certainly calm and peaceful towards evening and sunset. The famous entangled Buddha head was not dissapointing either but added to the secret... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This buddah head is in the grounds at ayutthaya which was built ini the 1400s it was uncovered in the 1950s , it was been overgrown by tree roots. Just a small part of wat Phra manthat site.

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San Carlos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Not particularly impressive in size nor restoration. Sukhothai is bigger and better. However, the Buddha head tree you see a picture of is interesting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

One of the many attractions while visiting Thailand apart from the food and amazing people Thailand has an incredible Culture and History .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you are visiting Ayutthaya you must visit Wat Phra Mahthat and the Buddha's head. It is so relaxing to walk around the different sites. You will need to pay 50 baht to get in.

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