Wat Mahathat

Runs meditation courses for foreigners

Photo of Wat Mahathat, , Bangkok

What we say: 3 stars

The wat itself is fairly unremarkable but it is home to Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University, one of the most highly esteemed sites of Buddhist learning in the country.

During Buddhist holy days a busy market is held on the premises where, among other things, traditional medicines are sold. Opposite the entrance, along Mahathat Road, is a sizeable amulet market which is worth a peek.

Situated on the wat property is its Vipassana Mediation Centre, which runs daily English meditation courses from 07:00-10:00, 13:00-16:00 and again from 18:00-2:00. English Discussions on Buddhism are held every evening from 20:00-21:00.

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Na Phra That Rd
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00-17:00
How to get there: The wat is on Mahathat Road about a five-minute walk from the entrance to the Grand Palace. The closest Chao Phraya River Express pier is Tha Chang (N9).
Last updated: 2nd February, 2012

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