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Visit Wat Mahathat (Ayutthaya)

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Wat Mahathat

Thai name : วัดมหาธาตุ

GPS : 14.35701069,100.56751728 (See on the map)


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.

Practical information about Wat Mahathat

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