Sights & Attractions
Monday - SundayOperating time: 07.00 - 17.00
Category : Educational gardens, Temple, Historical Sites & Monuments
Attraction Details :
Officially named Wat Mahathat Yuwarat Rangsarit, this is one ofBangkok’s oldest royal temples built during theAyutthayaKingdom. It sits between theGrandPalaceand the Palace of prince viceroys. The temple was known by other name, while the current name, Wat Mahathat, was given by Rama I in 1803 when it became the residence of the chief monk and the Buddha’s relics, inspired by the temple of its kind inAyutthayaKingdom. Wat Mahatat is now home toMahachulalongkornBuddhistUniversity, the premier center for Buddhist education inThailandand the meditation center offering classes for locals and visitors.
Opening hours: Daily 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact:Na Phrathat Road, Phra Nakhon,Bangkok, tel : 0 2222 6011;MeditationCenter, tel : 0 2623 5613, 0 2623 6326