- Built during the reign of King Rama I in the 18th century, and also known as The Temple of the Great Relic, this wat houses the Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University, one of the highest seats of Buddhist learning in the country. Monks from across Southeast Asia come here to study. Foreigners interested in Buddhist meditation should visit Section Five, where the Thai national headquarters of Vipassana meditation is located. English language tuition can usually be arranged. The temple's full name is Wat Mahatat Yuwaratrangsarit Ratchaworamahawihan. Admission is free.
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