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Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit

A beautiful temple in Bangkok Old Town

Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit, a Buddhist temple in Bangkok’s Old Town, is one of the city’s ten royal temples of the highest class. Originally named Wat Salak, it was built during the Ayutthaya period and later became a focal point for royal ceremonies and funerals due to its strategic location between the Grand Palace and Front Palace. Renovated and elevated in status by Thai kings over the centuries, it was renamed Wat Mahathat in 1803 and received its current name in 1996. The temple also has a Vipassana Meditation Centre, adding to its cultural and spiritual significance.

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Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit Info

Address: 3 Road Tha Prachan – Wang Lang, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 080 546 4497
Entry: free

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