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Wat Phra Mahthat

Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Phone Number: 035-246076
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Ranked #3 of 32 Attractions in Ayutthaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Unlike a lot of tourist attractions, this place has very little locals trying to push trinkets as you walk into the site. Foreigners must pay an entrance fee but it's very minimal. Avoid coming after rainfall. The ground becomes soggy and muddy.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

It was worth seeing the sights and hearing our guide speak of the possibilities of how the Buddha head statue came to where it is today. The sun was sorching hot when we went so do remember to prepare lots of sunblock and a hat to shield from the sun.

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Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

There are some nice b'n'b's across the street, that will allow you to arrive early and have the grounds to yourself. There are many wonderful temples and sadly more headless Buddhas. The area has lights at night, but is closed.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Loved this site- take your time and enjoy. Bring an extra memory card for your camera, you will be in heaven taking photos.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The temple grounds/ruins were an interesting sight to behold and the complex was large enough that you can have some quiet time to think and contemplate.

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Malang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

With entrance tiket 50 bath, Wat Mahathat is not only the head of Buddha. Its also large ruins with another great building & statue.. but most of them are ruins. In Buddha head area, there was a guard that will ask you not to stand over Buddha head and not too close with, cause it means insulting.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We traveled Ayuthaya by chartering an INNOVA for 1800 Baht...Wat Phra Mahtat is simply superb....The Budha is perfect resemblence of Calm & Peace...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Ayutthaya is such an amazing place and it is clear to see why it is protected and why so many people visit it. It simply is stunning even if you are not into history you will find yourself just standing there and realising just how old it is. Just how many battles have been won and lost here. Yes it's... More

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Neath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was the capital until it was sacked by the Burmese in 1767 and never re-inhabited. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What it must have looked like in its original size and glory is something which would have been amazing. With the ruins leaning at angles which deify gravity it is an unusual sight. Don't miss the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

An amazing place, so much to see. The ruins are fantastic, the sheer size of the complex is vast. We had plenty of photo ops with the Buddha head in the tree roots but there is so much more to see than that. Definitely recommend visiting before too much more of this place disappears.

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