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Wat Phra Mahthat

Ayutthaya, Thailand
035-246076
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Ranked #3 of 33 attractions in Ayutthaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Traveler Description: Also known as Wat Maha That. more »
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151 reviews 151 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Clean and well organized. You can and will find all the information you need about. Quite famous for the head of Lord Buddha set in a banyan tree. Entrance fee is 50 THB for a foreigner, no idea for Thai is free or not. To my humble and personal opinion, too much sellers waiting outside to try to sell you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

One of the must see Wat's in Ayutthaya. You will need to be patient in order to have your photo taken with the Buddha head.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed just over the road from this Wat and checked it out after lunch to avoid the blistering heat; there isn't much coverage from the sun if you are fair skinned. Very nice temple, well worth the 50 Baht entrance.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is the must see in Ayutthaya...the only problem is there is always a lot of people waiting to take photo with the Buddha's head make it difficult to capture a nice pic. Avoid to go at nite as you will be chasing by a large number of mosquitoes.

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Suwon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Most of structures are made of red bricks and so ruined by nature. Most of them are inclined and has mosses on their surfaces. Glory comes in vain in history. There are some of Buddha statues, too. The most famous is Buddha's face which surrounded by branches of the big tree. Miracle.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Buddha's head in the tree is the highlight of this temple (or temples in Ayutthaya). You can also see many headless Buddha statues scattered. You should take the tour if you wanted to know the exact stories behind it but we just walked around the surroundings and took pictures. You need less than an hour to finish this place. It... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were here to see the Buddha's head wrapped around the tree trunks. Would be rather spooky at night as there was a face hidden within the trees. As we didnt follow any guide, we walked aimlessly and took us a while to look for it. But still worth it. The ruins around was amazing too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

So many temples and structures here, all standing as mute witnesses of a mixed history of royal life and violent wars. Nothing less than one hour to visit. A must-see spot.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

You must go and see this one - the Buddhas head in the tree is worth the time in the sun alone! There are some lovely prangs here, and it is small enough to do relatively quickly.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Lots of photographic opportunities. Lots to see but 1-2 hours is all that is needed. Often appears busy but the crowds do not stay long. Early morning /evening is best

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