Wat Phra Pai Luang

Wat Phra Pai Luang, Sukhothai

Wat Phra Pai Luang
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Yoke_Ming
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia244 contributions
A big compound with ruins of temples
Jan 2019 • Couples
The compound is surrounded by moat, and the place is quite huge. The temples area has no trees, it gets very hot under the sun. Not much of restoration work done here.
Written March 20, 2019
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,290 contributions
Best structure outside of the paid area
Dec 2018 • Couples
Wat Phra Phai Luang is probably the most impressive structure outside of the paid area. Similar in grandeur and layout as Wat Mahathat, it actually is more photogenic because it’s crumbling. It would be the only structure outside of the paid area that is worth going out of the way for.
Written January 6, 2019
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antonvanold
1,223 contributions
Elegant and peacful ruins.
Oct 2018 • Couples
Wat Phrapai Luangโบราณสถานวัดพระพายหลวง is in the Sukhothai Historic Park Northern Zone, Highway 1113, Tambon Mueang Kao, Amphoe Mueang Sukhothai, Chang Wat Sukhothai 64210, Thailand. For those who have visited the main park, the Northern Zone is another 20 Baht for Thais, 100 Baht for foreigners and 10 Baht per bicycle. Riding from town it is easiest to enter across the wooden bridge on the east side of the island. The ticket booth is at 17.029043 N, 99.702693 E (17°01'44.6"N 99°42'09.7"E). This ticket is also good for Wat Si Chum. It is best to go to these sites early in the morning as most Buddha statues face into the rising sun. It is also best to go in the dry season, so as to have more of a chance of abundant sunlight. If you have a chance, an optimal time to go would be during the Sukhothai Loi Krathong And Candle Festival. However, this means that there will be a lot of modern temporary structures and lighting installed at the main Historical Park, which may affect your enjoyment of the archeological sites. The site is open from 06:30 to 18:00.
Written October 25, 2018
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Dario S
Thailand218 contributions
Ruins of a large ancient temple
Oct 2018 • Couples
It is one of the oldest monuments in Sukhothai. It is is located just outside of the old walled town. The first structures built were three Khmer style prangs, of which only the Northern one is still intact. The Wat Phra Phai Luang was built by the Khmer when the Sukhothai area was part of the Khmer empire. In the Sukhothai period the Khmer Mahayana Buddhist temple was converted into a Theravada Buddhist one.
Written October 15, 2018
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Dakles
Southampton, UK1,329 contributions
Buy one get one free
Feb 2018 • Couples
You get combined entry here on a ticket for Wat Si Chum which is the only reason we went in. The ruins offer nothing more than any of the other lesser temples.
Written February 28, 2018
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ILikeToTravelEveryWhere
London, UK1,087 contributions
very interesting
Nov 2017 • Solo
This temple stands tall and must be seen as it is not on plain flat ground.
it is different from the other temples in the area
Written December 6, 2017
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ChrisThom666
Penryn, UK2,804 contributions
Stll workth seeng
Nov 2017 • Solo
although this Wat had seen better days its still worth a visit if you are interested in Thai history & culture
Written November 23, 2017
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emebk
Sao Caetano do Sul, SP52 contributions
An add on to Wat Si Chum
Jun 2017 • Solo
Interesting group of ruins. Has one Khmer tower still erect, worth seeing it. When here, make sure to visit Wat si chum, where there's a huge and amazing sitting Buddha. Also visit the new Wat Phra Pai Luang, where monks live and there's a golden reclining Buddha.
Written June 22, 2017
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murrayviolet
Bangkok, Thailand206 contributions
Awesome if you visit with tour
Sep 2016 • Couples
From my point of view, if you visit this place without a tour guide, you will not understand anything. The tour guide will explain details in the temple for example, this is a Hindu temple, build after Angkor Wat. When Sukhothai people moved in the land, this temple turn into Buddhist temple. All of these information I learnt from my tour. I would recommend this place if only you have a book or visit with someone who has a knowledge about this temple.
Written January 13, 2017
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand741 contributions
A Place Of Many Images
Jan 2017 • Solo
A sprawling complex of temple buildings which have a number of sites well worth exploring. Spend some time here to really appreciate the areas, and see how many Buddha images, in various states of style and disrepair you can spot. Too many to count.
Written January 12, 2017
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