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Wat Mahathat

Ordination ceremony at Wat Mahathat

Wat Mahathat  can basically be found in most cities of Thailand. It’s name means that it is a ‘very holy place’. The one here in Bangkok is called Wat Mahathat Yuwarajarangsarit RajaworamahaviharaIt and is not a touristy temple. This is more a place for praying and meditation. It is the center of the Mahanikai Buddhists and also offers meditation classes to non-Thai’s. For that trainees have to follow a strict list of 20 rules and of course obey all the Buddhist principles. There is about 40 to 50 Westerners who undergo this program every month. Due to its proximity to the main tourist attractions, this temple can also provide a quite place from the craziness out on the streets.

Wat Mahathat

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