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Address: Sukhothai, Thailand
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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California
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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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Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a cool place its in the middle of a lake that's full of fish You Can feed by hand Cool.! The temple is easy to access by the bridge from there you can see the fish and also feed them (small charge ) but worth it when in the grounds there are some statues and Bhuda's Footprint .,!... More 

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Address: Sukhothai, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Sukhothai Province  >  Sukhothai

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