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Wat Mahathat

Address: Sukhothai, Thailand
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Sukhothai's largest temple, located behind the Royal Palace, features...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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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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Hagen, Germany
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The place is very beautiful and it is one of the top recommended places to visit in almost all travel guides, including Michelin green travel guide from Thailand. If is a reasonable big complex of Buddhism with interesting images of Buddha. The place is very well maintained and one of the highlights close to sukhothai.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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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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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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