Wat Mahathat is an important temple in Ayutthaya.
One of Ayutthaya's kings dreamed there was a holy relic buried beneath the ground at this location and ordered a temple to be built on the spot.
A must-see at the temple is the iconic stone Buddha head trapped in the roots of a large tree.
The temple is within walking distance of the guesthouse area around Soi 2, but cycling is a better idea.
Updated: January 21, 2011.