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Wat Mahathat

Sukhothai, Thailand
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in Sukhothai
Type: Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

UNESCO World Heritage Site, worth 3 days , bicycle tours are great, family and adventure travels. Mosquitoes pervasive, hot and dubious cuisine, but well worth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Very Impressive, be sure to find the correct entrance, as it can easily be missed. It is quiet during the week and was very hot on the day I was there, so remember your umbrella and sunscreen

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Knesselare, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This Wat is very well preserved and maintained. You can spend some time wandering around the Wat and enjoying the views.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Nice temple, but difficult to choose when you're in a historical walhalla... Enjoy the whole park and the surroundings.

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Noosa, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is one of the highlights in the ruins of Sukhothai Historical Park, - it is simply stunning. We hired bikes and spent 2 days thoroughly looking around all the park etc, what an amazing place, but this wat is definitely one of the best. So peaceful there (well apart from the other tourists lol) but we went back a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Beautiful ruins, the best I have seen in Thailand. Wonderfully preserved. Wat Mahathat is what puts Sukhothai Historical park above Ayuthia in my opinion.

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