Wat Mahathat


One of the most significant religious places on Rattanakosin Island. First built in the Ayutthaya Period (1350-1967) it became more and more important in the Rattanakosin Era. In King Rama I’s reign (1782-1809), the temple was the residence of the patriarch. In King Rama V’s reign (1868-1910), it was the place where the Royal Crematorium was built and processed.