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  Wat Mahathat (Ayutthaya)

 

Thailand

Wat Mahathat (fig.) in Ayutthaya was the residence of the patriarch of the Buddhist church in the Ayutthaya Period, and its name refers to the fact that it houses a relic of the Buddha.

 

It is located to the East of the former Grand Palace and as a royal temple, it had the Buddha's relics enshrined in the principal pagoda.

 

  Wat Mahathat (Ayutthaya)

 

  Wat Mahathat (Ayutthaya)

 

According to the Royal Chronicle the monastery was built in the reign of King Boromarachathirat I and completed in the reign of King Ramesuan.

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