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Phra Mahathat Woramaha Wiharn

Ratchadamnoen Rd. | Nai Mueang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: This is one of the oldest temples in Thailand.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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186 reviews 186 reviews
140 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Situated Southward Surat Thai area 2 Hour drive; These main stupa are famous for Local Thai. The monastery area are quite big; long corridor ; has a built in connected bazarr & souvenir area for visitor. The main giant white grey stupa are dominant of all other temple compound significant area; Inside ordination hall has the golden Buddhist statue and... More

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North West England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Despite arriving for a visit as the heavens opened I was so pleased to have made the 150kms journey. I know little about Buddhism so was lucky to have a local person who can converse ( a bit) in English to show me around. It would be nice to have been able to join a tour or even picked up... More

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cha-am, thailand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

in some guide books it is compared to the principle wats in bangkok but I would really not go as far as that, but it is worth visiting

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Vancouver, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a lovely, older temple, with a great deal of history attached to it. Its huge chedi towers over the surrounding city, and is the highlight feature of the temple. There are some interesting musuems attached to the temple complex that are also worth viewing.

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Doha, Qatar
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Be sure to buy shadow puppets at the handicraft market at the temple. They are famous in Nakhon. Newly renovated and lovely inside, with a great museum. It's free so make sure to go.

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Thung Song, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The main building has just been renovated so it looks even better now. It takes you quite a while to walk though the whole place. Make sure your camera is charged - quite a few photo opportunities.

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Nakhonsithamrat, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

World heritage that the world forgets Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan Nai Muang Xxi Muang Nakhon Si Thammarat Nakhon Si Thammarat Thailand This temple was builted 1700 years ago. In the future ,This temple will be in World heritage list.This temple is very beautiful .

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Lawrence, Kansas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

i am past the point where i visit wats just for the sake of visiting them, i go to pray and so on. that being said, i think i rejected the christian church because they were decadent and hypocritical. the temples in thailand are all paved in gold. i know it is something that everyone enjoys but i'd rather be... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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281 reviews 281 reviews
127 attraction reviews
359 helpful votes 359 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan is in Nakhon Si Thammarat town which is about 80 kilometers from Khanom. This Temple is a Royal Temple of the First Class and one of the most important historical sites in all of Thailand. The Pagoda is 55.70 meters high and the top is covered in pure gold. According to legend Prince Thanakuman and Queen... More

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Penang, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Nakhon Si Thammarat is about 100 over km. north of Songkhla by road. There is not much to be seen at the town but the Wat Phra Mahatat Woromaha Viharn is a must visit place in Si Thammarat. The temple is big in area and houses a grand 78 meter chedi surrounded by173 smaller ones. These stupas, which I understand... More

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