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Wat Phra Mahthat

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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Phone Number: 035-246076

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Ok it's hard for me not to give a good rating of anything historical because I think it's all important. BUT if you are in Ayutthaya for a day there is sooo much to see. Really... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Ok it's hard for me not to give a good rating of anything historical because I think it's all important. BUT if you are in Ayutthaya for a day there is sooo much to see. Really the only thing that makes this Wat different from the others is the Budda in the tree. So if you are short on time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visited as part of a day tour from Bangkok visiting other attractions as well as Wat Phra Mahthat. If I have a chance to visit again I would perhaps stay in the Ayutthaya area overnight so as to be able to have a less rushed and more meaningful experience and also have time to explore the photographic opportunities of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the many places Ayuthia to see.This is a Buddhist religious site.You can some spend time here to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This ruin reminded me of the Roman ruins of Tarragona.However, this one is grander in scale. Asia does have its treasures nestled in Ayuthhaya. A must see site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you dont have a lot of time, then go here first... its big and the buddha in the tree is there. And it has a few other ruins in the vicinity. There are also a number of restaurants that are close by with great food. Its a bit crowded so I would suggest that you go there early to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A must see for any visitors in the Ayutthaya area for the iconic Buddha head amongst Banyan tree roots. Plenty of ruins steeped with age old untold history if you look deep enough. THB 50 well worth. Be prepared for the heat if you're pass 10am, drink plenty water. The cooling young coconuts water absolutely refreshing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

One of the best locations to visit to see the old ruins. Audio tours available. Thais 10 thb Farrang 50 thb entry. As with all locations it is not very well maintained and shown off to its best but its there and you can freely walk around and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We visited Wat Phra Mahthat three times while we were in Ayutthaya. The first time, we went in the middle of the day. It was spectacular, but very hot, crowded, and a little dusty. A few days later, I went in the early morning. Even though they state that they open at 8:30 am, they let me and a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Great ruin with the famous Buddha head in the tree. Set on a huge plot with little shade, I recommend you visit after 5pm. It closes at 6h30pm. I should recommend you visit this site first before visiting the other sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

If you are in Ayutthaya... You shouldn't miss this site. It's worth a visit. But there is nothing much apart from this Buddha head at Wat Phra Mahtat... You can quickly wrap up this in 30 mins. Ayutthaya has many Buddha places ... very peaceful. One entire day can be spent here easily.

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