An iconic attraction in Ayutthaya that was established around 1438, Wat Maheyong is a special religious site known for its meditation-worthy ambiance and atmospheric ruins.
Considered remote compared to the rest of the Wats in the island, Wat Maheyong is a perfect place for anyone who wants to relish in the silence and serenity of a religious site. Its well-kept grounds provide peace and quiet, and scenic views that are hard to resist. As you look at Wat Maheyong, you can never miss the unassuming grandeur that it once bore – its towering chedi, the spacious ubosot (ordination hall), and the 80 sculpted elephants that make the place a little more enchanting. For now, retreat sessions are exclusive for Thais only. However, everyone is welcome to visit.
Wat Maheyong is located in Moo 5 Han Tra, Ayutthaya, Thailand.
Opening Days and Hours
Wat Maheyong is open daily from 8:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance for Wat Maheyong is THB 50 or USD 1.50.
How to Get There
- Board a train from Bangkok to Ayutthaya.
- You can also take a taxi from Bangkok to Ayutthaya.
- If you’re interested in a tour, you can avail of the Thai River Cruise that offers boat cruises from Bangkok to Chao Phraya. This tour makes a stop at Ayutthaya.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 1 hour only.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit is between 8:00 to 10:00, and 15:00 and 17:00.
For food, you can head to 29 Steak, Baan Khun Phra, Chai Nam, Krua Baan U-Thong, Malakor, and Tony’s Place.
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For accommodations, you can choose from The Park, Tony’s Place, Busaba, Ban U Thong, Ayutthaya Retreat, and Krungsri River Hotel. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 80.