Among the historical world cultural heritage sites of Ayutthaya, there are countless legendary ancient temples. The temple with the oldest history, the largest scale and the most representative temple is the Mahathat Temple in the center of the ancient city. In addition to the well-known tree holding Buddha's head and the legendary story behind it, the temple is also home to many exquisite architectural monuments and exquisite Buddha statues. It is one of the most famous landmarks in the entire city.
From anywhere in the city, as long as you are heading towards the center of the city, it is easy to find this famous temple. Many of the ancient buildings in the temple have been severely damaged, but through these remnants of the remains, you can still truly feel the prosperity and greatness of the city.
Entering the temple along the quaint gates, passing through a deep trail covered by a jungle, at the foot of a tall banyan tree, you can see the most amazing and incredible scenery of the entire temple. A calm Buddha head is surrounded by the roots of a big tree, and the two are closely connected and become an inseparable whole. According to legend, this Buddha head was when the Great Wall Kingdom was invaded by Burma. When the Burmese army plundered the remains, it was accidentally thrown away. Later, it was provoked by the roots of the trees from the ground and wrapped tightly. Although the truth of the story is unknown, the scene where the Buddha's head is intertwined with the roots of the tree has become a great miracle that the world has talked about. Many monks from neighboring countries such as Cambodia and Myanmar even came here to visit this magical Buddha statue.