Wat Mahatat, Bangkok
This old temple was built in the Ayuthaya period during the Reign of King Rama I .The temple is located just off Phra That Rd and is very close to Sanam Luang Park and the Grand Palace.Entering the temple from the side gate you will see about 10 impressive large sitting Buddhas .Outside the main temple I saw many women dressed in white and most of them crashed out on mats in the Ubosot .I thought they were nuns but I have just read that this is a well know meditation temple (Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University) .So they were probably taking meditation courses here and were resting.
A royal monastery served as seat of the Sangaraja (head of the Buddhist monks of the Kamavasi Sect), Wat Mahathat used to house the Buddha image made of green stone in the form of Buddha seated on a throne. The image has since been moved to Wat Naphrameru.
WAT MAHATHAT: Constructed in the reign of King Borom Rachathirat I.
Admission Fee: 30 baht (US$0.70).
Open Daily: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm.