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Best structure outside of the paid area

Wat Phra Phai Luang is probably the most impressive structure outside of the paid area. Similar in... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
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Ruins of a large ancient temple

It is one of the oldest monuments in Sukhothai. It is is located just outside of the old walled... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed October 25, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dario S
Reviewed February 27, 2018

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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dakles
Reviewed December 6, 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Chi1976
Reviewed November 22, 2017

although this Wat had seen better days its still worth a visit if you are interested in Thai history & culture

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ChrisThom666
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank emebk
Reviewed January 13, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank murrayviolet
Reviewed January 12, 2017

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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank FyingKiwi
Reviewed January 10, 2017

This is amazing . It compared to the best I've seen in the world . I was truly awe struck. It is so beautiful and huge!! This is the best place to start your tour and it's the first Wat you'll see when you enter...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank easterntreker
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