About Wat Mahathat of Bangkok
Wat Mahathat Temple, formerly known as Wat Salak, is located in Bangkok, Thailand, and is home to Maharaja Chulalongkorn Buddhist University. This magnificent temple is one of the top ten royal temples in Bangkok and was once used mainly for royal ceremonies and funerals.
Although more than two centuries have passed, after continuous renovations and decorations, the Wat Mahathat Temple still survives in a striking manner and was renamed to its present name in 1996. The courtyard with its yellow roofs, white minarets and lush green grasses set off each other to form a beautiful landscape. The temple has several gilded statues of Buddha, which are so striking that every visitor to the temple will study the statues of Buddha. Maharaja Chulalongkorn University is located in the temple, which is the oldest university in Thailand that has been training monks for over 100 years and is one of the most important religious universities in Thailand.
How to get there
Wat Mahathat Yuwaratharangsarit Ratchaworamahawihan
Opening Hours 9:00〜17:30
Address Thanon Maha Rat Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang Phra Nakhon Bangkok
Surrounded by a brick wall, it is the largest temple on the site, and is a reminder of the glory of the past. Once the religious and administrative center of the city, there are about 200 chedis in this area alone. The huge central chedi has a spire in the shape of a lotus bud, characteristic of the Sukhothai style. On the east side are two rows of pillars, and between them, on a pedestal, is a large statue of Buddha made in the Ayutthaya period.