Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Entry Fee : THB 50
Wat Mahathat, also known as the temple of the great relics, is the place where Buddha relics were enshrined. The Supreme Patriarch, or the Holy Father sat here and commanded his disciples. The temple is said to have nearly identical structures to those in the Ankgor temple complex in Cambodia.
The residence of the Supreme Patriarch of the Thai Buddhist monks, this fascinating temple was built in the 14th century A.D. Wat Mahathat is famous for its Buddha head embedded into the roots of a tree. It is a great place for Buddhism study and meditation.
The monastery contains a central prang and many chedis and viharns. The central prang was destroyed when the Burmese attacked Ayutthaya, but later it was restored again. If you're interested in history and archaeology, this place is a must visit. Wat Mahathat, once surrounded by canals, and bespeckled with gems remains one of the more important monastry complexes in the ancient city.
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