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Phra Mahathat Woramaha Wiharn

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Address: Ratchadamnoen Rd. | Nai Mueang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
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Description: This is one of the oldest temples in Thailand.

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Outstanding Buddhist Temple

This big Buddhist Temple is the largest and most important monument in the south of Thailand. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site testifying its heritage in the history of Nakhon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This big Buddhist Temple is the largest and most important monument in the south of Thailand. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site testifying its heritage in the history of Nakhon Si Thammarat. This city played a major historical and cultural role and was an independent Kingdom in the past. The chedi (stupa) is 78m high and dates back to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is the most important landmark of Nakhon sri thammaraj. The pagoda was built before 3th century. There is small museum beside the pagoda. If you have time, it's good to visit.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I visited this Wat - now a world heritage site - several years ago but the impression is still very much alive, along w/that of the city of Nakhon Si Thammarat, which I remember being a breezy & sunny place blessed with lots of friendly smiles. The view of white to greyish stupas which surround the main highest one would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have been here more than once and i love it...it is very old and beautiful its a great place to go on your own or with people...its a great place to go and relax and enjoy the temple

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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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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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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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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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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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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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