Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit

Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit, Bangkok

Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit

Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit
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Built during the reign of King Rama I, this temple complex houses houses Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University, one of the most important sites of Buddhist learning in Thailand.
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Heena P
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One of the nicest Wat we visited on our month long holiday
Dec 2019 • Couples
Wat Mahathat will remain in our hearts forever. What was supposed to be a short visit to a Wat onroute to the river turned out to be a 3 hour long meditation session.

I came across this Wat online as was looking for somewhere peaceful to go - off the beaten track. After spending a month travelling Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand - it's safe to say we were "templed out".

But this Wat was something else. All month long me and hubs talked about how we had visited many Wat's but not heard a single prayer. So this experience was definitely one to remember.

We follow the lunar calender, as do Monks and so were very pleased to be vising on full moon night. We arrived at 4pm and heard some ladies mic-checking and immediately got very excited that we were about to experience something spectacular.

Indeed we did.

We were greeted (as the only non native attendees) by English speaking ladies of the temple and monk's, we were given explanations of proceedings for the evening and so made ourselves comfortable.

I would certainly recommend this Wat if you are looking for somewhere to go that makes you forget where you are. Away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.

An experience you won't forget (try to visit on full moon eve which occurs every 15 days). You won't regret it.
Written January 10, 2020
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Denis H
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg355 contributions
Smaller temple
Nov 2019
Just a short walk away from Tha Phra Chan Ferry Pier on the way to Wat Phra Kaeo.
This temple might already give you a little idea what you are about to see continuing to the big ones Wat Phra Kaeo and Wat Pho although it can certainly not be compared to those ones.
Only few peole on the site which made it quite comfortable compared to the crowds we would see later on...
Unfortunately lots of parked cars on the site as well :-(
Written December 27, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,854 contributions
University
Jul 2019 • Friends
This temple complex houses the Buddhist university for Male and Female monks. This consists of meditation also.
Written July 23, 2019
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ash666
Whitley Bay1,395 contributions
Undeservedly Overlooked
May 2019 • Solo
Most people don't even notice this Wat as they walk past from the river piers to get to the Grand Palace and Wat Po which is a shame as it is well worth a look.
The monks are very welcoming and it is a bigger site than you would think.
Written May 9, 2019
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Guru Chillaxi
Bangkok, Thailand369 contributions
Great time at one of the oldest temple in Bangkok during Songkran
Apr 2019 • Solo
As a local, I from to time visit this temple but most of the time, some parts were closed to public. During Songkran holiday, every building was open and lucky me, i could find a parking spot on April 13th, a Songkran day.

This temple was believed that it was built during King Narayana of Ayudthaya ( about 330 years ago), this temple became the first royal temple for Ratanakosin ( Bangkok) since it was restored by Somdej Pra Bovorn Rat Jao Mahasurasinghanat, a younger brother of King Rama I, who was during the same era promoted as 2nd king, aka, Wang Na ( a front palace). The architecture of the front palace is different from the architecture and design of royal palace art. From my personal opinion, it is difficult to say which one is better, it's just different. The Buddha statues were collected from all over the country and restored after Siam-Burma war end about 230 years ago. In the past centuries, this temple was restored by many kings and royal family. It is considered as one the important temple in the capital as a traditional Siam capital's temple. Mahatat means the remaining of the great person, the Stupa in this temple is storage place of Buddha's remaining, King Rama I and his brother remaining. It's worth a visit if you have a chance to stay in the area.
Written May 2, 2019
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
One of the Oldest Temple Complexes of Bangkok!
Aug 2018 • Family
Wat Mahathat is one of the 10 royal temples of the highest class. It is a Buddhist temple with also the home of the largest monastic order of Thailand. The temple complex houses the Vipassana Meditation centre and a school and the Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University for both male and female monks. This temple has a very interesting history. It was constructed during the Ayutthaya era to store a relic of the Buddha. Initially, it was called Wat Salak but as time passed and it gained importance, because of royal patronage, it was renamed again and again. This temple is famous because you can get your fortune told here.
Written October 2, 2018
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CFEIII
Austin, TX4,540 contributions
This is a series of great temples, pagodas and shrines
Jun 2018 • Solo
Took a tour and came thru this area, lots of temples and pagodas, Buddas and ceremony. The architecture is stunning, the place is immaculate, and very impressive.
Written June 15, 2018
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李智优
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia49,977 contributions
Temple Complex
Mar 2018 • Family
Located nearby grand palace. It's a temple & meditation center. The read building at the entrance is beautiful
Written March 17, 2018
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,376 contributions
Temple and Meditation Center
Feb 2018 • Solo
This sprawling temple complex is home to several exquisite buildings (temples, halls, shrines). The countless images of Buddha lining the hallways are both beautiful and peaceful. In addition to the religious structures, the complex is also home to the living quarters of monks which are arranged along narrow, foliage encased pathways/alleys - quite tranquil and great for quiet contemplation. There is a meditation center here (Insight) where the public is welcome during specific hours each day. (NOTE: many of the photos submitted here are incorrectly posted. They belong to the temple complex Wat Mahathat located in Ayutthaya).
Written February 5, 2018
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Claire C
33 contributions
A Royal Temple plus Meditation Place
Jan 2018 • Solo
This temple is one of the Royal temples in Bangkok and inside you can expect the grandness of the temple. This temple also has a meditation center which provides walk-in meditation class every day from 1-3pm. At the meditation center, there is also a meditation room for people who want to practice meditation. Would recommend to try it out if you have time.

This temple is the one located at Bangkok near the Grand Palace, there is another old one with the same name located at Ayutthaya.
Written January 21, 2018
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