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Visit Wat Mahathat (Ayutthaya)

Ayutthaya
Thai name : วัดมหาธาตุ
My opinion:
This 14th century temple is best known for its Buddha head trapped in the roots of a fig tree. Besides, a prang and chedis. and two sitting Buddhas, one with an alley of smaller statues in poor condition.
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Practical information about Wat Mahathat

Open: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Price: 50 THB

How to get to Wat Mahathat ?

You can get to Wat Mahathat by renting a bike from one of the many rental shops in downtown Ayutthaya or from your accommodation (they sometimes make them available to their customers for free) or hire the services of a tuk-tuk just to go to this temple or for a whole city tour for a price around 200 THB per hour. Depending on the location of your hotel in Ayutthaya, it may also be easy to get there by walking. Otherwise, you can also rent a scooter at your accommodation sometimes or in town.
To go visit Wat Mahathat, you can also book one of the tours below.

Some tours going Wat Mahathat

Visit Ayutthaya's Ancient Ruins & Stunning Palace Ayutthaya
By TakeMeTour

Visit Ayutthaya's Ancient Ruins & Stunning Palace

Explore the old temples in Ayutthaya Historicla Park and go visit Bang-Pa-In Palace with a variety of beautiful architectural styles and a church-inspired Buddhist temple. Then, let's enjoy afternoon shopping and relax at a local market !

Visit Ayutthaya Historical Park & Ayothaya Market Ayutthaya
By TakeMeTour

Visit Ayutthaya Historical Park & Ayothaya Market

This tour of Ayutthaya lets you explore the UNESCO-listed temples and palaces at Ayutthaya Historical Park which are all significant to Ayutthaya's history. Then, you will enjoy afternoon shopping and relaxing at Ayothaya Market.

Visit Ayutthaya & Ang Thong: Two Ancient Cities in One Day  Ayutthaya
By TakeMeTour

Visit Ayutthaya & Ang Thong: Two Ancient Cities in One Day

You will see the main ancien temples in Ayutthaya historical park and the biggest Buddha image in Thailand in Ang Thong.

Ayutthaya from Bangkok: Temple, Private Boat & Local Lunch Ayutthaya
By TakeMeTour

Ayutthaya from Bangkok: Temple, Private Boat & Local Lunch

From Bangkok to Ayutthaya, we will show you around this famous ancient city and get you to experience Thai culture and the local people.

Ayutthaya from Bangkok: Historical Park & Authentic Thai Lunch Ayutthaya
By TakeMeTour

Ayutthaya from Bangkok: Historical Park & Authentic Thai Lunch

Are you looking for an easy day trip to squeeze into your Bangkok itinerary? Then be sure to check out Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is an hour drive from the capital. It is often described as a photographer's dream destination.

Experience Ayutthaya: Temples, Floating Market & Make Boat Noodles Ayutthaya
By TakeMeTour

Experience Ayutthaya: Temples, Floating Market & Make Boat Noodles

In this trip, I will take you to visit the six main Thai temples in the past! Now, they are the major tourist attractions in Thailand. You will be comfortable along the ride in my 7 seater car! Join me, and you'll have the trip of your life!

Ayutthaya from Bangkok: Temples, Big Buddha & Home-Cooked Tom Yum Kung at Shrimp Farm Ayutthaya
By TakeMeTour

Ayutthaya from Bangkok: Temples, Big Buddha & Home-Cooked Tom Yum Kung at Shrimp Farm

Discover the top temples in Ayutthaya and experience the real life of Thai shrimp farmers in rural Suphan Buri. Find smiles of sincerity and try catching some shrimps yourself. I'll cook homemade Tom Yum Kung (spicy shrimp soup) and more for you.

See the Biggest Buddha in Thailand and Ayutthaya and Taste Classic Thai Food Ayutthaya
By TakeMeTour

See the Biggest Buddha in Thailand and Ayutthaya and Taste Classic Thai Food

Enjoy a trip through history in Ayutthaya, a former capital of the Kingdom of Siam and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Ang Thong, a small old city with Thailand's biggest Buddha. We'll have classic Thai food (with tasty twists) at one of the best restaurants in Ang Thong.

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Mahathat is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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