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“Beautiful At Night”
Review of Wat Mahathat

Wat Mahathat
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Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok
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Evening Meditation Class at Wat Mahathat Temple in Bangkok
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Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Sukhothai
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Owner description: Sukhothai's largest temple, located behind the Royal Palace, features a magnificent seated bronze Buddha image cast in the Sukhothai style by King Lithai of Sukhothai in 1362.
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Lights shown at night are fantastic , it is very beautiful and looks very grand. The scenery is very calm and peaceful. It is a "Must" to see at night.

Thank Suchada S
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

Very cute - good photo opportunity. Was glad we added it

Thank cantravelbug
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Wat Mahathat has the largest area among the temples on the park. Evidiently, there are signs showed by the ruins that this temple was the grandest among all.

Thank Agkarajit
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Coming to Bangkok I never expected to end up in a meditation class in the famous Wat Mahathat! I went to the grand palace on the first day I was in Bangkok and became vey fascinated with the monks and meditation... So I sought out some classes that I could take which didn't require me to become a devotee but I still got the full experience. In the grounds of Wat Mahathat, each area is dvided up into districts. The meditation course is in district five. There are three sessions a day (in English) and you get a private monk to tutor you (unless more people come on the same day). Classes begin at 7:00am, 1:30pm and 6:00pm and last for about 3-4hours depending on how invested you are in the experience and what else is going on in the temple.

I would say that this experience far surpasses any temple viewing and sightseeing I did in Bangkok. Instead of being an outsider looking in to the world of buddhism and monks, I tried out their clothes to see how I fit in them

18  Thank skicolorado416
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

You got to see this work of reconstruction and admire just how developped the buildings were in those days. You can actually walk on the past.

Thank Shou1
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