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Wat Mahathat

Address: Sukhothai, Thailand
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in Sukhothai
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Sukhothai's largest temple, located behind the Royal Palace, features a magnificent seated bronze...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: 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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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Located in Ayuttayah, not too far from Bangkok. Its worth the drive. Completely restored UNESCO World Heritage site. The first stop you will want to make is to the buddha head in the tree. Be respectful. You are NOT to take pictures wherein your head is above the buddha head. You are to kneel down. Also, it is VERY important... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is a really beautiful park. And this head of budha amazing. This is one of the 6 th park that you can get the pass for 220 bath

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Peguera, Spain
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We visited from late morning until late afternoon and it was quiet. We have been to Angkor and this was as special, albeit a fraction of the size. Wat Mathahat is magical, peaceful, beautiful and worth a visit. We walked everywhere, everyone else was cycling but we decided to look at the parts we especially wanted and not rush around.... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is nothing like Angkor Wat. It is quiet, (before 10am and after 3pm) and peaceful. The best way to explore it is with bicycles and you can rent a recording from the ticket office. (except during songkran because of the water).

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Sydney, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is probably the main attraction in the Sukhothai Historic Park! Ruins of ancient temples, with many pagodas which are said to contain the ashes of Thai Royalty from the ancient times. Worth a visit as there is a lot of beauty in these ruins, as well as large statues of Buddha which have survived the years.

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Tampa, FL
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111 reviews 111 reviews
49 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Arrive early beat the heat and beat he crowds. Tip! turn your iPad sideways! Good advice from Trip Advisor

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Singapore, Singapore
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70 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Sukhothai Historical Park is very impressive and well maintained. I went into the Park at about 5.30 am. There was not a single soul in my near vicinity and I found myself surrounded by towering Buddha sculptures and brick walls enveloped in darkness. There was the cacking sound of the crickets around me and my feet can feel the moist... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Missed out on seeing the area during the celebrations, however the history of Sukhothai is worth soaking in. It is worth heading out in the evening to see Wat Mahathat as it is generally cooler and had less tourists around; however there are also more bugs (including fireflies).

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Quezon City
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131 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Not as impressive as the ruins in Angkor but one of the best I've seen in Thailand. Take your time walking around the ruins and visualize the life of ancient Thais. Great place to walk around in or bike. The entrance fee to this zone in the park has a separate fee.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Sunset is an amazing time to visit, when the sunlight makes everything look golden. You can get nice photographs.

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