Wat Maheyong is a big temple and the place where people can practice meditation. However, Wat Maheyong also has the tourism value because visitors can come to see the archaic constructions such as the original main hall since Ayutthaya Era, which are separated from the temple and meditation center.
Wat Maheyong is believed to be built in the early phase of Ayutthaya Era in the reign of King Chao Sam Phraya in A.D. 1438 and to be considerably significant back then. The temple was greatly restored I the reign of King Thai Sa in A.D. 1709, and was abandoned after the fall of Ayutthaya until it was renovated and turned into a new temple and meditation center.
The original main hall was built on two-tiered base, and was remarkably big compared to other archaic sites. This is a reason why it is believed to be significant back then. In addition, there is a big pagoda the base of which is surrounded by elephant statues.
Opening Hours: Everyday from 08:30 to 16:30, admission fee for Thais is 10 baht.
Location: Hantra Sub-district, outside the city island to the east, 2 kilometers from Chedi Wat Sam Pluem Round-a-bout