Wat Maha That13 Votes
- Address: Tha Wa Su Kri, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Wat Mahathat is a Buddhist temple where the head of Buddha statue is decorated with tree roots and is engulfed by an old tree. The architecture of the ruins of this temple would leave you stunned. The park which surrounds the temple is quite magnificent and is widely used for photography. Many natural trails exist amid the green park where walking is allowed. Many souvenir shops are set up close to the Wat Mahathat from where you can buy various small gift items.
How to Reach Wat Maha That
- Bus- Morchit Terminal - Ayutthaya Win (Win 91 Ayutthaya) to stop- Ayutthaya Win
- Trains- 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 21, 22, 23, 24, 51, 52, 67, 68, 71, 72, 75, 76, 77, 78, 102, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 133, 134, 135, 136, 139, 140, 141, 145, 146, 201, 202, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 233, 234, 301, 302, 303, 304, 313, 314, 317, 318, 339, 340, 341, 342, 409 to stop- Ayutthaya
Wat Maha That Reviews & Ratings
This is my favorite site in Ayutthaya. Here is where the Buddha in the tree is, and the site is an interesting and serene place to walk around. You can see the burned walls and buddhas but the buildings seem well preserved. there is a park surrounding the site, which makes it feel more serene. some places with shade where you can ditty and relax for a bit before exploring again. Art the exit is nice to get done refreshments such as dragon fruit or done coconut water.
Some people do this as a day trip out of Bangkok. The appeal for us was the fact that it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the former capital city when Thailand was still Siam. However, it's a long two hour drive to see some ruins. You can combine your visit with an elephant ride, but we didn't feel comfortable with the use of these handsome creatures for tourist entertainment.
Gorgeous place. Note that each section of temples (total of 6) requires a separate payment of 50 baht. If you are planning to visit all of them, it's better to buy a multi-ticket that lets you enter all 6. You'll save a little money this way. Make sure to bring lots of water. There's not much shade. There are not many places to sit either. Just don't sit on old structures. If they see that, they'll whistle at you very loudly and scold you. We've seen many people scolded. In one of the temples we saw a dark room with a lot of bats. It's definitely interesting to see. Just be careful not to touch them as they carry diseases. It also smells really bad (probably because of bats). The place is spiritual, calm and quiet. If you like to draw/write/do other forms of art - this place might be just what you need for inspiration. The only thing - maybe it's better to go early in the morning or later in the evening because it was crazy hot. Almost unbearable for me.
Our van from Bangkok stops here. This is one of the biggest temples in Ayutthaya, quite wide area to stroll. Prepare your sweat-absorbing clothes for the striking heat during the day. Place is clean and beautiful.
An inexpensive entrance fee for what is definitely a must see if travelling to Thailand. Such rich culture and is absolutely mind blowing how much the city once prospered. Would recommend for families, solo, couples and groups. You are best to go to the museum just up the road before coming here to enhance your experience as without a guide you can get lost as to what you are looking at. The museum explains the history of Ayutthaya and the different sections of the Wat's