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Wat Mahathat

Address: Sukhothai, Thailand
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in Sukhothai
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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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Tampa, FL
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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 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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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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5 attraction reviews
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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
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The main attractions spot located at Sukhothai Historical Park. Visit this either in warly morning or evening to avoid mass traffic of tourists. It is located in the main zone of the Sukhothai Historical Park. Enter the park then turn left at the first junction. This wat is where Thais celebrated Loy Kratong annually. And during Loy Kratong, Wat Mahathat... More

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Philippines
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It takes approximately an hour to get from the center of Bangkok to Ayyuthaya where Wat Mahathat is. (Note: take the van near Victory Monument going to Ayyuthaya; it costs 60 THB per person). It's best to visit there mid afternoon, around 2pm or 3pm onwards and catch the sunset. The entrance fee is 50 THB per person. There's also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You can feel the history when going through this place. The ruins are amazing to see and the structure is pretty tall.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Hight interesting historical place. Please visit early in the morning in order to avoid the mass of tourists.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Sunset is an amazing time to visit, when the sunlight makes everything look golden. You can get nice photographs. After that, its pleasantly cool and windy to sit or cycle among the ruins.

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