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Wat Sri Sawai

Sukhothai, Thailand
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Ranked #6 of 21 Attractions in Sukhothai
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Situated within the UNESCO World Heritage part, a unique medieval Indian inspired archaeological site. Bicycles and audio guide available and the best way to visit it. 5 minutes from Wat Mahathat, the star attraction in Sukhothai.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We entered this site from the back. As we walked around the wat was lovely to see the pond at the back and several colourful flowering trees. The wat itself is almost intact, minus the roof.

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Norddeutschland
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635 reviews 635 reviews
398 attraction reviews
529 helpful votes 529 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is a very rare thing in Sukhotai a well preserved Khmer temple which only later has been converted to a buddistic one. So a totally different architecture and no large Budhha inside make for a nice rest in between all the buddhistic temples. Nice architectural details and have a look at the decoration, there are interesting surpirses to be... More

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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Spelled Wat Si Sawai in the Thai Historical Park brochure, this temple complex is relatively small, however, it is included in the admission price to the Sukhothai Historical Park and it is one of the better "sub" temples around Wat Mahathat. Once you have paid your admission you are going to want to make sure you stop to see this... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Tip: There are buses that leave you in the ruins for 30B (supposedly children pay less). tuk tuk drivers try to rip you off. We couldn't visit it inside because it was raining a lot and it wasn't clear if we could enter there. From outside it looks impressive and very well preserved.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This temple is a bit different in style than Wat Mahathat and in better overall shape. The three towers are still standing upright and are surrounded by water. Huge trees adjacent to the temple provide relief from the sun and are great photo spots as well. When visiting the park, you should definitely stop here and let the marvels of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Wat Sri Sawai, is situated beside the Famous Wat Mahamat and has three prangs which were built with Khmer Architecture which was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Go behind the Wat to get a better look by the old Tree.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Although small, Wat Sri Sawai is close to other temples and makes for a nice visit. The main building is well conserved and very different from most of the other buildings.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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273 reviews 273 reviews
160 attraction reviews
358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

It's hard to view any Khmer style temple and not compare it to the glorious Angkor Wat and Wat Sri Sawai is a perfect example of that. Regardless, despite its small size it is in great condition and worth a look particularly because it is close to Wat Maharat in the central zone. OTHER TIPS FOR SUKHOTHAI - Sunscreen is... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, this is a really beautiful ruin with great detail in the 3 Prangs. Don't miss the gorgeous tree to the right with the statues hidden amongst the roots!

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