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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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  • The Buddha head embedded in the tree roots is the main draw here which is nicely shaded in the morning (north facing). The other interesting feature for photographers is the larger Buddha close to... 
    The Buddha head embedded in the tree roots is the main draw here which is nicely shaded in the morning (north facing). The other interesting feature for photographers is the larger Buddha close to...  more »
  • One of the beautiful ancient sites in Ayutthaya. The most photographed part of the temple is the face/head of Buddha embedded in a banyan tree growing over the ruins. 
    One of the beautiful ancient sites in Ayutthaya. The most photographed part of the temple is the face/head of Buddha embedded in a banyan tree growing over the ruins.  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
  • We went here at around 8:00am — before the crowds arrived. If you will go here, go in shirt and pants (for men) and cover your shoulders (for women). This place is still a Buddhist temple that the locals recognize and respect. At that time, parking is easy.

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