Wat Mahthat is a famous Buddhist temple complex in Ayutthaya , the capital of the Thai province of Ayutthaya in the central region of Thailand.
Founded in 1350 and becoming the second capital of Siam, present-day Thailand, Ayutthaya was once one of the largest cities in the world. This place flourished between the 14th and 18th centuries. Wat Mahthat it is famous for the Buddha’s head, which is believed to be entangled and pulled out of the ground by tree roots, No one knows clearly why the Buddha face statue was placed in this special position. According to experts, the Buddha’s face is about 700 years old, “fully embraced” by the surrounding tree roots, exuding a transcendent look, bringing peace to visitors. This is one of the most recognizable iconic images from Thailand.
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- The temple complex is part of the Ayutthaya Historical Park. a complex of relics including many temples , pagodas , museums , etc.
- Ayutthaya. Located about 85 km north of Bangkok, in 1991, UNESCO recognized this place as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage.
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