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Visit Wat Mahathat (Bangkok)

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Presentation Wat Mahathat

Thai name : วัดมหาธาตุ
My opinion:
Close to the Wat Phra Kaew, and next to the university, this temple has an architecture less tidy than its neighbors but is very religiously and spiritually active. It houses a large community of monks and is a famous meditation center is offering some mediatation sessions in English. In the streets nearby, there is the amulets market where stalls offer many religious figures and lucky charms to find love, happiness, health ...
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Practical information about Wat Mahathat

Opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00

How to get to Wat Mahathat ?

As it is close to the Grand Palais de Bangkok, to reach it by transport, the same indications are used, namely essentially taking the Chao Phraya Express boats and get off at Tha Chang or take the metro MRT and get off at either Sanam Chai then walk a few minutes.

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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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