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Wat Maha That, Ayutthaya

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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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  • This is wonderful ancient temple. A lot of history here. You can walk all around the ruins and learn of the cause for the Buddha beheadings. If you're in Ayutthaya, you should not miss this temple. 
    This is wonderful ancient temple. A lot of history here. You can walk all around the ruins and learn of the cause for the Buddha beheadings. If you're in Ayutthaya, you should not miss this temple.  more »
  • It was a perfect day! Our trip was made by Sunleisureword and our guide was Cindy! We visited all the ancient temples, we did a boat tour very interesting, where we played with elephants! She was... 
    It was a perfect day! Our trip was made by Sunleisureword and our guide was Cindy! We visited all the ancient temples, we did a boat tour very interesting, where we played with elephants! She was...  more »
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  • Some purely amazing ruins. If you're anything like me when I first hear "ruins" I don't get too excited. But oh boy was I wrong here. Seeing the famous Buddha head in the tree alone was quite the site. Then to see this amazing architecture both overgrown and seeing a bit of what used to be was very worth. Such an amazing place and very beautiful. Well worth the drive
  • Very large area. They have a tree with a Buddha head in it (the Buddha head was placed their many years ago and the tree grew to envelope parts of it). Many old ruins and stupas. Good place to walk around and take pictures. Be sure to wear plenty of sun screen.

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