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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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The greatest temple in the heart of the city

Near the center of the walled city you will find Wat Mahathat the largest and most important temple, this huge complex once housed many ponds, prayer halls and circa 200 chedi, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Near the center of the walled city you will find Wat Mahathat the largest and most important temple, this huge complex once housed many ponds, prayer halls and circa 200 chedi, it was expanded over the years, the main construction dates back to the late 13th century, it was added to up till the time the old city was abandoned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Wat Mahathat is an impressive relic of times past. If one uses imagination it is easy to see how magnificent the original complex must have been. For me this was one of the best parts of the ruins in Sukhothai.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

not as grand as angkor or borobodur but it is still a worthwhile visit with its wonderful ruins and towers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wat Mahathat (วัดมหาธาตุ) situated within Ayutthaya Historical Park is one of the must visit locations if you come to Thailand. Less than 2 hours drive north of Bangkok, this is a one day trip where you can also enjoy river cruise and local delicacies. If only I could travel back in time to witness the vivacity of this ancient city... More 

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Dzaoudzi, Mayotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This big wat is worth visiting if you have time but the city is not very attractive. Compared to other places in Thailand, Sukhothai is not a priority.

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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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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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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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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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