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Wat Phra Mahthat

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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Phone Number: 035-246076
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When you're in Bangkok, Ayutthaya is worth visiting for a daytrip. The ruins are beautiful. We had a guide that told us the history which was very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

When you're in Bangkok, Ayutthaya is worth visiting for a daytrip. The ruins are beautiful. We had a guide that told us the history which was very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The entire heritage site was such a fantastic experience. Could imagine how the royals could have lived in these areas with the sprawling temples in the glory days. The walk around the ruins with plenty of buddha statues was a surreal experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If there is one world heritage site you choose to visit in Ayutthaya, it should be this one. First for the sandstone Buddha head that is stuck in the roots of the tree, and then to visit the rest of the site. It is like stepping back in time, and you cannot help but thinking of what a great civilisation... More 

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Umzumbe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We unexpectedly came upon this amazing site and were blown away. This is one of those memories that 15 years on still lingers ... This is a must experience on the bucket list and when we are in Thailand again we will certainly make a point of visiting this site again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Wat Phra Mahthat is just a small part of the overall Ayutthaya complex and perhaps gets more attention than it deserves as its rather small and swamped by tourists, its certainly worth a look but the rest of the complex was, for me, of greater interest.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This complex of ruins is worth a visit, as in relative small area there is a lot to see. It's a testimony to a rich past and a worthy heritage site.

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If there is one world heritage site you choose to visit in Ayutthaya, it should be this one. First for the sandstone Buddha head that is stuck in the roots of the tree, and then to visit the rest of the site. It is like stepping back in time, or being inside am old movie. One can't help but wonder... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I booked this trip by viator and it's was wonderful, we were bringing in a air conditioning bus and the tour guide was speaking very well English . I was very surprised because lunch was included and its was by a boat cruise.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Seems like old beautifull temple but no explaination about history and what it was! Still some monument conserved but without explantion it is just stones for me!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Wat is more like a huge historical park than a Buddhism temple in a usual sense, offering a variety of stone complexes and Buddha images including the most famous Buddha's face embraced by a Banyan tree's entwining trunks. The fact that lots (or almost all) of historical Buddha sculpture/statues are missing their heads and arms is a sad reminder... More 

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