Wat Mahathat- the biggest Insight Meditation centre in Thailand, popularly known as Monastery of the Great Relic is located in the core of Ayutthaya in Tha Wasukri.
This enormously beautiful temple has turned into a mainstream place for Vipassana Meditation (Insight Meditation) which also serves the center for the Mahanikai School of Buddhism reflecting the traditional way of learning meditation lessons and also acts as a hub for monastic learning for many foreign visitors.
The ancient history says that it was build around the 14th century. Inspite of its destroyed conditions, this place looks surprisingly stunning even with these ruins. Many stories are grounded here, saying that this place is also known for the residential place of Supreme Patriarch Leader of the Thai Buddhist Priests.
As per today, its architecture has been selected as a national noteworthy site by the Fine Arts Department, which is known as the piece of the Ayutthaya World Legacy Historical Park.
Here you can find the amazing carving of Buddha Head, which is caught by the roots of an old Banyan tree which appears to be most captivating piece in the middle of a jungle. Apart from this, a prang and chedis are two more sitting Buddhas, one with a back road of littler statues in poor condition.
This huge and occupied sanctuary imparts its grounds to religious cells, schools, workplaces, and different structures, and highlights a quiet garden towards the back of its grounds.
Each Sunday is observed as the Bangkok's biggest ornament showcase, where religious special necklaces, charms, talisman, and conventional prescription are spread on the ground to be investigated by visitors searching for one that will bring good fortunes or avert malicious.
Many talismans vary according to specific purposes; to bring cash, good health, manage lonely love or to stay away with your enemies.
So come visit this place and try your luck, Pick cautiously as it will change your fortune.