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Address: Sukhothai, Thailand

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Ok for quick visit

Not the most detailed ruin this one is one of easy quick visits of the many wats to see. Can be skipped if pressed for time but it is in the park so stop by to see it if not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2016
imdarkside
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Greenville, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As I was close to this location I wanted to have a look as the situation on the map looks impressive. I was sorely disappointed as basically there is very little to see. By the looks of the newly built moat they will renovate this area but the ruins are very run down and there really is so little to... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Not the most detailed ruin this one is one of easy quick visits of the many wats to see. Can be skipped if pressed for time but it is in the park so stop by to see it if not pressed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

This wat reminds me of some wats I visited in Ayutthaya where heads of buddhas are missing. I could not understand the reasons for removing the heads of these supposedly sacred figures! What I therefore remember about my visit of this wat is the presence of these small headless buddhas. The chedis, stupas, and other remaining structures are similar to... More 

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Thank LolaGo1
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Wat Phra Pai Luang is one of the oldest (looking) of all the temple areas of Sukhothai Historical Park.

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Thank VivaHawaii
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Located outside the main city walls to the north is Wat Phra Pai Luang, one of the oldest temples in Sukothai, predating the foundation of the kingdom in 1238. Originally built by the Khmers, it has both Hindu and Buddhist elements. It is thought that this area was the center of the Khmer city and Wat Phra Pai Luang played... More 

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Thank Terry C
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This temple ruin was ok. Set in a large area. There are about three or four different ruins to see. Easy to cycle around.

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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This must have been a really beautiful temple, the remains are nice to discover even if a lot is gone already. We arrived with our bike, ride on the bridge (nice to see the birds and the flowers on the water) and walked around the ruins. I liked it there because it was so quiet, we only saw 2 other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I visited this Wat in the late evening by bicycle and it was spectacular with the sun setting! As it was not as famous as the other wats, there was no one else there. Wat Phra Pai Luang is still one my favorite Wat; that made me feel a bit like Indiana Jones….an Adventurer, visiting the ruin of a Great... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Looking at the sitting Buddha and learning the rise and fall of Khemer Empire make you reflect on the vicissitude of historic events. A good learning experience

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Although this large set of ruins is largely dwarfed by it's more famous counterpart Wat Si Chum (and with good reason) it still represents a expansive set of ruins which sees very little tourists through it. I noted the review by the gent on 12th July 2012 saying he was charged to get in. I think when you pay 200... More 

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