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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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Explore historical park

Wat Mahathat is one of the many temples in the park. All of them are stunning, you should explore them all :)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Levice, Slovakia
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Levice, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wat Mahathat is one of the many temples in the park. All of them are stunning, you should explore them all :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply know if you visit Sukhothai Historical Park then you must visit this Cental Zone Wat in its entirety as it is arguably the Wat of the park. Start your visit here. You can walk to it from two different car parks; as you will need to leave any bike outside. I can see visiting in 30 minutes, but that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are about a dozen or so ancient temples to see in the historical walled city. Just where the bus dropped us, after a 90 minute and 70 baht drive from Phishanlok, there was a helpful lady selling cards who gave us advice. We hired a tuktuk for 300 baht and the driver went to about half a dozen main... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another fine collection of 13th century brick buildings with influence from the Cambodia style. Very peaceful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 10 January 2017

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 3 January 2017

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 30 December 2016

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 30 December 2016 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 29 December 2016

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

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