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Wat Phra Mahthat

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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Phone Number: 035-246076
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Worth a visit. The Buddha head in the tree is smaller than expected. EXPENSIVE Drink and Ice cream

Yeah, Like i said, The Buddha head in the tree is smaller than expected. But the trip is worth while. But do choose the time of visit. our trip in JUNE is like super hot. 40... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Yeah, Like i said, The Buddha head in the tree is smaller than expected. But the trip is worth while. But do choose the time of visit. our trip in JUNE is like super hot. 40 Celsius most of the time. Do try to avoid buying Drink and Ice cream near the attraction. It cost 60 baht for a ice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This Buddha head in the roots of a tree is fascinating. Nobody really knows how it got there which makes it even more mysterious. I highly recommend visiting this site. The whole place has got a sad history with Burmese invading it twice. Those ruins are far more interesting than 'modern', colourful temples seen everywhere.

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Lund, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you are into history and culture this is a great place to visit. The main attraction is the head of the Buddha, which is very interesting and the stories around that site are quite nice! The whole complex is full on ruins, and you can see how was the place with a mini design before getting in into the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Nice ancient temple, 50 baht for foreigners 10 baht for Thais. Iconic head in bhodi tree photo opportunity.

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Burringbar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a beautiful temple in the centre of Ayutthaya. While the head of the Buddha ensnarled in the roots of a Bhodi tree is the main attraction, the whole complex is worth a look especially with the numerous headless Buddhas everywhere making it quite bizarre and a bit eerie wondering what happened to them all. There is not much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Discover true beauty of ancient temples of Ayutthaya where nature and man made statues are at peace with each other. Don't miss the stunning view of Buddha's head in the tree, i was in awe with it. Definitely would like to come back and explore more.

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Kathu, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

is located to the east of the grand palace, buddha relics were enshrined in the mahathat Chedi( principle pagoda)This monastery was once the residence of the Supreme patriarch, dating 1374

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

While the head of Buddah is the main attraction, there is so much more to this site. It's definitely worth the trip. I would suggest spending a day or two to make sure you have plenty of time.

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Krabi Province, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Beautiful grounds. Worth a day trip from Bangkok! Thought the Buddha head was bigger growing in the tree- quite small! worth seeing though. Seemed to be a bit of a tourist trap. Was 100B each (i think?) to get in, but free for Thai's / Monks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's wonderful to be able to see the head of a Buddha being hugged by a tree. To walk to grounds of history and take it all in is a privilege. Must visit.

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Address: Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Phone Number: 035-246076
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Ayutthaya Province  >  Ayutthaya

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