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Wat Phra Mahthat

Ayutthaya, Thailand
035-246076
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Ranked #3 of 32 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I felt transported back in time when I visited this place, which used to be the royal temple and monastery of the Ayutthaya kings. The city fell to the Burmese armies in the 1760s, and they not only sacked the city, but decapitated its Buddhas, which seems sacrilegious because they were Buddhists themselves! In this monastery complex, the headless and... More

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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Attacked by Burma army over 400 years ago does not make this "ruins" ruin. This Ruins has been designated by UNESCO as world heritage on 1991 as my first-stop attraction before go to another place which this ruin is located in the central of Ayutthaya, only THB 15 as entrance ticket fee you can take many picture to this amazing... More

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Vienna, Austria
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59 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It seems people go here for the Budha head but there is a lot more to see here. The ruins are quite nice and spread over a vast green area. If you have time walk around the area and you will find a lot of very interesting pieces of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The entire area around Ayutthaya is a super nice place to go to the temples, and this was really nice as the second group of temples we visited. The grounds were expansive - so much to see, not enough time for us to see it all. Next time we will spend a day here!

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

we enjoyed our short visit to this place. It's very educational and good for picture taking. Do not miss this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It felt like we were walking through an old Maya scenery. The stairs up to the main building were so steep you almost literally had to climb. Great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The fact that it was old but yet still being worshiped place very good... :) I love the Idea the Brilliance of the old people who have built the place

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Makati, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Probably one of the best Wats I've seen in Ayutthaya! You cannot sit higher than the head of the Buddha in the tree hence you have to sit down (or lower your head at least) when you take pictures with this Buddha head in the tree.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice place to see the history and main attraction is a buddha head in the root of the tree for last 300years.Take a picture with your family or friends for your future references.

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