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Wat Mahathat

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Address: Sukhothai, Thailand
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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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Sukhothai Ancient Park is filled with Temples/ruins. This is one of the better areas to visit. There are a couple nice Buddha images here and it seems to be the most popular... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sukhothai Ancient Park is filled with Temples/ruins. This is one of the better areas to visit. There are a couple nice Buddha images here and it seems to be the most popular area for the monks to visit. I probably took more photos here than at any of the other areas in the park. Be sure you visit this area!

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Wat is probably the most famous site in the historical park. Build in the 1600s it was destroyed by the Burmese. There are lots of stray dogs that are completely harmless. Actually, the ladies that follow you from site to site selling clothes and wooden carvings are more aggressive that the dogs!

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Sukhothai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wat Mahathat (the great temple) is just that, huge, impressive, and imposing. If you can make it here for a festival, such as Song Kran (April) or Loy Krathong (Nov.), you'll find it the site of festivities and thronged with people.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best attraction of Sukhothai Historical Park i think. A centerpiece. It took me almost an hour to walk it all with taking pictures. Absolutely gorgeous temple with some reconstructed parts, but they look almost natural. You won't miss it once in the park.

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Thank Oleg G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good temple in the park.A good place to spend time and you need time as this is fully crowded but worth the visit.

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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is part of the historical park and is the largest temple. well conserved. very near to main entrance

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Steilacoom, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This complex is the first place hit by the mobs entering the Historical Park and is almost always crowded. Having just come in and being surrounded by tour groups is not conducive to the spirit of this place. I would ride right by and come back when I was ready to leave. Better yet, get here first thing upon opening... More 

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Roma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is the most interesting of the temples inside the park. Many Buddha statutes to visit. Definitively wonderful.

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Gloucester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Personally I had a lovely afternoon here. The surrounding area is green and away from the hussle and noise of city. The opportunity for photos is very good but unfortunately, I did not see any information about the Wat and it's history which i think lets it down. Visually it is very good on the eye and walking around and... More 

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Rumsey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Lots of large Buddhas and beautiful trees within the structure. Lots of different views for pictures which made it nice.

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