Photo : www.watmahathat.com
Situated across the street from Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Mahathat was built in the reign of King Rama I and houses one of Thailand's two Buddhist universities. The International Buddhist Meditation Center is also situated in the temple. Those interested in Buddhist meditation can contact the monks in Section 5 of the temple.
In the temple grounds, there is a daily open-air market selling traditional Thai herbal medicine. And on the other side of Maharat Road at the back of the temple, there are rows of vendors selling Buddhist amulets along the footpath.