Wat Mahathat is a significant meditation centre which trains pupils in meditation science and Buddhism. Situated in the old Rattanakosin district of Bangkok, Wat Mahathat is among the ten prominent royal temples of Thailand. Tucked away somewhere between the Grand Palace and the National Museum, this opulent edifice also houses the Insight Meditation Vipassana centre where tourist can avail classes in English and Thai language.
Names fully as Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit Rajawaru Mahavihara, its establishment dates back to the Ayutthaya period. Wat Mahathat was also declared as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1991. The ruins of this ancient temple are preserved in the Ayutthaya Historical Park in Ayutthaya town of Thailand. The Sunday market around the vicinity of Wat Mahathat is renowned for dealing in a range of amulets, talismans, traditional medicines and charms.