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Address: Sukhothai, Thailand
Description: 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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It is perhaps the main temple of Sukhothai. You will spend many photos here, so don't leave it for the last in your visit. It is located on the left of the entrance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It is perhaps the main temple of Sukhothai. You will spend many photos here, so don't leave it for the last in your visit. It is located on the left of the entrance.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

As a UNESCO world heritage site don't miss it ! The main tower's ornamentation is stunning ! The 14th century lotus bud tower is a site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A UNESCO site is not to be missed. We wandered around and enjoyed the ruins and the beautiful Buddhas scattered through out. Take an umbrella, water and sun screen because it is exyremely hot.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Awe inspiring in its scale and majesty, this is the centre-piece of the Sukhothai complex. The central towers are about 100 feet high. The sea of columns indicates how many temple halls existed here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

seen at sunset, very dramatic yet serene, allow some time for photography, also well worth sitting at the lake when the sunsets to get some lovely reflection images from the water of the temples and trees, lovely place to visit

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a cool place its in the middle of a lake that's full of fish You Can feed by hand Cool.! The temple is easy to access by the bridge from there you can see the fish and also feed them (small charge ) but worth it when in the grounds there are some statues and Bhuda's Footprint .,!... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The temple is small but has beautiful frescos and chandeliers. Lots of Budda statues. It was crowded when we went as there had been a weekend market but not always like this. It did add to the atmosphere.

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Sukhothai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wat Mahthat is located in the Sukhothai Historical Park and well worth a visit. As you meander through the laneways and come accross many statues you can't help but wonder what it was like when it was first built, who built it and what their lives were like,

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Well worth the visit. The photography possibilities are wonderful. The park is well kept, and very large, plan to spend a few hours at a minimum walking and learning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Wat Mahathat is one of the most ethnic areas I have ever seen. It is very well restored so the the original atmosphere is completely obtained. There you can see many beautiful statues or lord Buddha. When you are in or around Bangkok, you should definitely visit this Temple

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Address: Address: Sukhothai, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Sukhothai Province  >  Sukhothai

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