Iconic Buddha head statue at Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya วัดมหาธาตุ อยุธยา

Ayutthaya อยุธยา, History, Temple

There is a very famous and iconic Buddha statue that is known all over the world located at Wat Mahathat วัดมหาธาตุ Ayutthaya. This iconic statue of the Buddha’s head is often featured in various photographs:

Iconic Buddha Wat Mahathat วัดมหาธาตุ Ayutthaya

All that remained of this sandstone Buddha image is part of its head, while the body had disappeared. The head is in the style of the Ayutthaya period. It lies beneath a Bodhi tree beside the minor Wihans.

Wat Mahathat วัดมหาธาตุ Ayutthaya

Wat Mahathat covers a huge area- do take time to explore around the area.

Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya วัดมหาธาตุ อยุธยา
Tha Wa Su Kri,
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District,
13000, Thailand
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm (please arrive much earlier than the closing hours of 5pm so that you have time to look through inside the temple)
Entrance fee: 50 bhat per person.

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