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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Phone Number: 035-246076

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This was on my MUST SEE list when I visited Thailand. Its about 1.5 hours from Bangkok. The temple is nice, clean, has refreshments and souvenirs. The Buddha head is around a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was on my MUST SEE list when I visited Thailand. Its about 1.5 hours from Bangkok. The temple is nice, clean, has refreshments and souvenirs. The Buddha head is around a corner and there is usually a line of people taking photos. Its worth the wait. Be sure to crouch down (you don't have to kneel on your knees,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Yes, definitely it is a place to visit. It is a big area to look around and admire, but the face inside the tree is the highlight for sure.

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I loved this place, the face in the tree alone was worth the stop but there is much more to see there.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wat Mahatat is one famous of Ancient Ayutthaya temple around 1374. Locate in Ayutthaya historical park that near by Wat Rachaburana. Signature point is Sand stone Buddha head that surround with tree root over centuries. Not only this signature point but also the area around that still retell the history of themselves as well.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The buddha in the tree is amazing, but with the hoards of tourists pushing everyone around in the heat- I wouldn't recommend it.

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Cebu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wat Phra Mahathat is a huge complex. We visited it primarily because we were curious about the buddha head surrounded by tree roots that we read about. It is basically the Wat's selling point. However, it is nice to take stroll around the complex and take in the history of the place. We had our lunch at an air-conditioned restaurant... More 

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KOLKATA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

After seeing the many ruins of the temples and palaces on left side of the main street, we started for Wat Mahathat temple located in the opposite side of the street. Though we had started from Bangkok at 7 -30 am by taxi,we could not be able to visit Wat Mahatht before 1pm and it was unbearably hot.So, please do... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The iconic Buddha tree seen in so many photos. Having been here quite a few times now, it is one of my favorite temple ruins in Ayutthaya. The tree with the head in it gets very crowded when a bus pulls up full of tourists, but if you are not in a hurry, you can find many spots to have... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We travelled from Bangkok to Ayutthaya for an overnight stay and were so glad that we had made that choice. We visited most of the attractions but this one was very special.The Buddha head in the banyan free is truly amazing and a must see when you are In Ayutthaya Enjoy!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I was really looking forward to see this place with my own eyes especially the banyan tree embrace the buddha statue head. And it was worth it to get to see such an amazing nature creation ... To avoid the crowd make sure you come earlier before 12 pm. Wear properly clothes and shorts are allowed (cover your knees) enjoy... More 

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