Visit the temple of Wat Maha That to see the famous Buddha head peering out from behind the roots of a majestic tree. Within the grounds of a historical park and World Heritage Site, this renowned temple includes excellent information panels throughout. You'll learn about the country's history and discover the architectural and spiritual influences the Kingdom of Siam has on contemporary Thai culture. Plan to see Wat Maha That and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ayutthaya trip itinerary builder tool .
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Wat Maha That Reviews
Incredible seeing the Buddha head in the tree being an incredibly touristy area, but the whole area is amazing with splendid stupas and buildings around. The other point is at the entrance there is a ... more »
Cool temple ruins with a photogenic Buddha head encased in tree roots. Be sure to get your change though! I had to ask for my 50baht change, after waiting a bit to see if it would be offered. It didn’... more »
Great place to visit. Around 2 hours by driving from Bangkok city. There’s a night market near by. Would recommend to stay there while u visit all the historic places. One day return seemed a bit rush to us and don’t forget that traffic near city. It’s a MUST not to wear the short tops , no sleeves, vest and short pants for both male and female. Need to purchase the ticket at front entrance before entering. Price around $50 bat per each visit.
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.
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