"Wat Mahathat - the head o fthe Buddha under Tree" Ayuthaya Things to Do Tip by Audrey118

Ayuthaya Things to Do: 471 reviews and 1,082 photos


There are many stories to this much photgraphed head that is surrounded by tree roots.

The tree itself is 250 odd years old...many stories had it that during the Burmese attacks and also when the wat main prang collapsed in 1911 and looters seized the opportunity to dig out treasures....and that perhaps the fire broke ot, or this is one of the many heads that fell off from their loots. Other story is that it perhaps was the fire broke out during the war, they fled in a hurry....and many other stories

In 1950s the governemtn excavated around the central area of the main prang and found lots of golden relics etcs....

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Feb 25, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“next stop - Stockholm and Riga”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 4 1 8

Have you been to Ayuthaya?

  Share Your Travels