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Built during the reign of King Rama I, this temple complex houses houses Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University, one of the most important sites of Buddhist learning in Thailand.
3, Na Phra That Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phra Nakhon
+66 2 222 6011
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Wat Mahathat is one of the 10 royal temples of the highest class. It is a Buddhist temple with also the home of the largest monastic order of Thailand. The temple complex houses the Vipassana Meditation centre and a school and the Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank HINA W
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Took a tour and came thru this area, lots of temples and pagodas, Buddas and ceremony. The architecture is stunning, the place is immaculate, and very impressive.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Located nearby grand palace. It's a temple & meditation center. The read building at the entrance is beautiful

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This sprawling temple complex is home to several exquisite buildings (temples, halls, shrines). The countless images of Buddha lining the hallways are both beautiful and peaceful. In addition to the religious structures, the complex is also home to the living quarters of monks which are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This temple is one of the Royal temples in Bangkok and inside you can expect the grandness of the temple. This temple also has a meditation center which provides walk-in meditation class every day from 1-3pm. At the meditation center, there is also a meditation...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Claire C
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Went back after 37 years and still have the same peaceful and amazing feeling at the temple. A lot lot more visitors but very well organised and recommend anyone visiting Bangkok to take the time to go and see this temple.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The site was with good information on how those Buddha became headless. The site is around 1 hour ride from Bangkok city. A must visit for travellers to Bangkok.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

The site was interesting enough but is more of a functioning meditation center than a wat with great cultural or historical significance. That said, the visit was interesting although we felt a bit like we were intruding on the religious practices of others. We were...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Learnt that this is one of the oldest Buddhism temples just a few minutes walking distance from the Grande Palace. Very well-maintained with friendly monks who explain about the history and the cultural heritage of this temple. Definitely recommended to visit.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Waenni
Reviewed 9 November 2016

this main temple of the mahanikai lineage of thai therravada buddhism, has a section 5 where meditation classes in english are given.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Leena S
2 July 2018|
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Response from Claire C | Reviewed this property |
As far as i know, they offer daily meditation classes. But consecutive 2-3 days, not really sure. You can contact the staff through phone and email. The info are listed on Wat Mahathat website
2 May 2018|
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Response from Claire C | Reviewed this property |
The meditation classes are from 7-10am & 1-4pm daily. But it’s better to call the center first before you go as they might have cancel the class for some days. As for whether it is suitable for kids, it’s also best to ask... More
25 March 2017|
Response from Povesen |
Any answers? Am also quite interested:)