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Temple of the Great Relic (Wat Mahathat)

Na Phrathat Road, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 222 6011
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Built during the reign of King Rama I, this temple complex houses houses Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University, one of the most important sites of Buddhist learning in Thailand.
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Na Phrathat Road, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 222 6011

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

The site was interesting enough but is more of a functioning meditation center than a wat with great cultural or historical significance. That said, the visit was interesting although we felt a bit like we were intruding on the religious practices of others. We were...More

Thank Vijante-gigante
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A very nice place to visit. More than an hour ride from Bangkok, Ayutthaya. Main attraction is the Buddha's head in tree roots. Most of the Buddha there are headless.

1  Thank Manolito M
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Learnt that this is one of the oldest Buddhism temples just a few minutes walking distance from the Grande Palace. Very well-maintained with friendly monks who explain about the history and the cultural heritage of this temple. Definitely recommended to visit.

Thank Waenni
Reviewed 9 November 2016

this main temple of the mahanikai lineage of thai therravada buddhism, has a section 5 where meditation classes in english are given.

1  Thank MC Brigitte S
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Went to the complex for mediation class. Held at 7am, 1pm, 6pm. FREE! Building 5. Be prepared to actually practice meditation for quite a long segment. We had a few minutes education and went right into a 30 min seated meditation. Then went over walking...More

7  Thank kuhnsl07
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great monuments and architectures. A royal temple of the highest class indeed. Well kept. Amazing exteriors and interiors. Strategically located and close to the royal palace.

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Of course, the Buddha which you see in pictures is very famous but there is more to see in Wat Mahathat. If you are travelling from Bangkok on a day trip to Ayutthaya, leave really early to beat the crowd.

Thank stungscorpion
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

This is located in Bangkok - there are various entrance : Na Phra That alley road , Mahathat road , and Phrachan road. Na Phra That is the entrance infront of Sanam Luang - the big green spacious field which is seen from the Grand...More

2  Thank Helde2014
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The ancient ruins are spread over a large area, divided by two streets. Take your time to explore these beautiful relics of temples and stupas. Some are still in very good condition while others have been reduced to a stack of bricks. And check out...More

1  Thank alison98
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The complex was so large and I was about to surrender to find the highlight of the temple, when I finally found that Buddha's Head Statue on the tree!

2  Thank Erlinel M
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok,
it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn
the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and
most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to
this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off
their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to
Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
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25 March 2017|
Response from Povesen |
Any answers? Am also quite interested:)
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Response from kuhnsl07 | Reviewed this property |
You would have to check if they have availability in Dec. I expect so. allow for extra time to find the building, ask people at the temple for the easiest way to find the building. Its a bit hidden in the complex. yes it... More

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