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Wat Mahathat (Buddha head in the tree) (Ayutthaya-Thailand)

Wat Mahathat is a royal temple built in the 14th century and it used to be a residence of the Supreme Patriarch. It was and still is a sacred place, even though there are only ruins left, due to the 18th century Burmese invasion. The site was restaurated by the Department of Fine Art in 1950s. Nowadays, it is most famous for a stone Buddha head that is grown into the roots of a Bodhi tree. There are several theories how the head got there, but the most likely one is that temple robbers left it on the ground while running away with their prey. Note that this site is sacred, it is not allowed to touch the head or the tree. Furthermore, Your pictures should be taken while on Your knees (to show respect).

Category: Ayutthaya što posjetiti, Temple- church- mosque, Must visit, Things to do in Thailand,

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This is one of the most popular temples in the Ayutthaya Historical Park. The most interesting part of it is the stone Buddha head grown into the roots of a Bodi tree. This site is very popular with local and foreign tourists. Therefore, it is a must-see attraction. We recommend You to rent a bike and use it to explore the whole Ayutthaya Historical Park.

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Address:
Pratuchai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 13000 Ayutthaya, Thailand

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GPS Coordinates:
14.356614, 100.568240 (14°21’23.8″N, 100°34’05.7″E)

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Email:
ayutthaya@moi.go.th

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Price:
Adult tourists 50 THB (1,30EUR);
Free for Thai people

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Contact:
0066 (0)35 246 076

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Size:
Medium

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Working hours:
Mon-Sun  08:00-18:00h

GPS Coordinates: 14.356614, 100.568240 (14°21’23.8″N, 100°34’05.7″E)
The Wat Mahathat is located in the center of Ayutthaya, in the historical park (Rama Park).

 

Address: Pratuchai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 13000 Ayutthaya , Thailand

 

Translations:

If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
ช่วยพาไปส่งที่สวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ

You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
ช่วยเปิดมิเตอร์ด้วยครับ/ค่ะ

 

Additional translation:

Please, can you tell me how to find this sight:
ช่วยบอกทางไปสวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ

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