Wat Phra Mahathat is a typical Khmer-style architectural style. The overall style is similar to that of Angkor Wat. If you have been to Angkor Wat before, then you will feel a little familiarity. However, it is basically destroyed. Entering into this temple is not allowed to eat. The Buddha statues on the platform at the entrance are still complete, including the stupa behind them. The whole scene is the solemn environment.
Wat Phra Mahathat’s most famous landmark is the Buddha’s head which is holding by the tree, and even becomes an official propaganda of the Ayuttaya tour. In many magazines or travel guide books, the introduction of the Ayuttaya is based on this attraction, so many people’s first impression on Ayuttaya is the Buddha’s head which is holding by the tree. It should be noted that the Buddha statue is a holy god. In the Buddhist culture of Thailand, the you head cannot be higher than the head of the Buddha. Therefore, when taking photos with the Buddha head, it is necessary to kneel down and there will staff at the scene to supervise you. Even if there is only the ruin pedestal of the broken wall, visitors still can’t break in the scenic spot there.
Although only the pedestal has left after the Wat Phra Mahathat has been destroyed, the stupa is still quite intact. The square temple is surrounded by some stupas. The layout is very similar to the Angkor Wat. It is also similar in architectural style, but with different building materials and colors. The Angkor Wat is a stone building, with the gray color; while the building of Ayuttaya is the red brick buildings, and there will be some stucco decoration on the outside, and the overall is red.
For the Wat Phra Mahathat in the afterglow of the setting sun, several statues of relatively large Buddha statues and many broken Buddha statues have a sense of bleakness.