Temple of Great Relic ~ Wat Mahathat in Bangkok was constructed in 18 th century by the order of the King Rama I. It is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok. The temple is also the University and the study centre for Buddhism and meditation.
Although I've come here a couple of times, this is my first time seeing the Phra Chedi Relic Of Buddha at the temple itself and pay the full respect to the Lord Buddha's Relic.
The main entrance or Wat Mahathat.
A row of Buddha Statues at the side of entrance.
Corridor at Wat Mahathat, with the Viharn on the right, the Ubosot on the left, facing the main entrance and the Great Relic Chedi at the back.People praying and chanting in the Ubosot in the late afternoon.
There is a peaceful garden of palm trees in the back compound where you can see the Phra Prang, Chedi and a corridor at the other entrance door.
The temple is also the University and the study centre for Buddhism and meditation. The Mahachulalongkorn University also provides the study program in English. Section five of the temple is the headquarters of the Buddhist Monastery where Vipassana Meditation center is located. Numerous Buddhists and foreigners come to study here.
At the top was photo taken with the Mahachulalongkorn University.
The parking lots compound was located in front the University.Neighboring to this temple is the largest Thai Amulets market where one can find a great range of lucky charms, good luck signs and traditional medicines. Each Sunday the believers come to the market to watch the small image amulets of Buddha through the magnifying glass with the hope that evil will go away from their life. Be careful of the fake amulets here.
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