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Wat Mahathat

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Address: Sukhothai, Thailand
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Sukhothai's largest temple, located behind the Royal Palace, features a...

Sukhothai's largest temple, located behind the Royal Palace, features a magnificent seated bronze Buddha image cast in the Sukhothai style by King Lithai of Sukhothai in 1362.

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A Plethora Of Sights

A large complex that contains a variety of vihara’s and chedi’s of varying architectural style and decorations. Certainly not a site that can be rushed through, so take the time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A large complex that contains a variety of vihara’s and chedi’s of varying architectural style and decorations. Certainly not a site that can be rushed through, so take the time to absorb all that it offers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat Mahathat- This is huge. It is a compound surrounded by 200 chedis ( ashes of noblemen) and towering above it all is huge chedi , erected in 1345 ,that can't be missed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cross the short suspension bridge and enter an ever quieter zone, spiritual surrounded by nature,very impressive temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went both during night and day and it was wonderful. The kids also loved it. All those lights and candles make it so beautiful. During this month free of charge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's suitable for someone like to see ancient city. So beautiful and historical value. You can cycling around the park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located within the Suhkhothai Historical Park so you definitely cannot or should not miss it. Another great historical monument.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple located in the center of Sukhothai Historical Park. I went in September and it wasn't many people like Bangkok but it' the most crowded temple in the park. I love the architecture and the story behind it.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely the main attraction in the park. Get in early and you can enjoy this without the heat or the crowds. It is a must visit and one of the most beautiful attraction in Sukhothai.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Arrived early morning with our tour of 35 people and I found this to be one of the most amazing temples I saw throughout my "limited" visit to Thailand. Blazing heat and humidity certainly detracts from the enjoyment of walking around for hours, but I enjoyed the history, as told by our tour guide, of this majestic site. This is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting architecture. Full of tourists. Home of the Buddha head which is covered around the tree roots. Very interesting. Used to be a very big temple. There are descriptions of the ruins on almost every corner. Highly recommended and a must visit.

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