Wat Mahathat is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok that is one of the ten royal temples of the highest class in the city and country. The Maha Chulalongkorn Raja Vidyalaya is an ancient higher education institution for Buddhist monks and is located in the temple complex.
The temple is the headquarters of the largest monastic order in the country and also features a Vipassana meditation centre where there is a study of Buddhism and meditation.
The temple houses a relic of the Buddha and is one of the most ancient temples in the country. The complex also features the largest amulet market of Bangkok where religious amulets, charms, talismans and traditional medicine are spread on the ground for visitors and buyers.
The temple features a well known meditation centre with monks studying the teachings of the Buddha while the Vipassana meditation centre offers programs in Vipassana meditation also known as insight meditation practicing which the true nature of things can be revealed.
There is a regimented daily program of meditation that attracts both locals and foreign tourists who want to delve into the realms of exotic fitness regimens and esoteric traditions of the east. The temple is a fascinating tourist attraction and study place for monks.