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Wat Mahathat

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Address: Sukhothai, Thailand
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Sukhothai's largest temple, located behind the Royal Palace, features a...

Sukhothai's largest temple, located behind the Royal Palace, features a magnificent seated bronze Buddha image cast in the Sukhothai style by King Lithai of Sukhothai in 1362.

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The jewel in the crown

Stunning temple ruins in the Sukhothai Historical Park that would be a must-see anywhere on the planet and so wonderful to visit very early in the morning ( the park opens at 6... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stunning temple ruins in the Sukhothai Historical Park that would be a must-see anywhere on the planet and so wonderful to visit very early in the morning ( the park opens at 6 ) when you have the place to yourself .

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have toured Europe and South & Central America and Wat Mahathat are my favorite ruins! So beautiful!

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Thank jdivy
Ayuthaya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stunning. So many fantastic corners and views. It is quite awesome. Photos will be great especially with morning sun, but other angles are possible with afternoon sun.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is inside of Historical Park and probably the biggest ground. There are various reconstructed buddhas and stupas, giving you an idea of what it would look like before it became ruins.

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Thank Shen_1986
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an absolute amazing place . The Buddha structure is very well kept and standing on the altar makes it even more majestic. The sunrise and sunset are the best for Photograhy

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Thank Elmolita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

A must see in Sukhothai (and probably the only reason for most visitors). It's a great place to see in person. Rent a bike and take your time.

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Thank Melibrooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Wat Mahathat does not charge anything for their meditation class. One may make a donation, but it is not required. The reason given is that they consider what they are teaching is priceless. I would not like to think there is an organization profiting off there generosity and true spirituality

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Bothell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Impressive because it's huge. By far the best Wat within the Central Park. It does, though, make all the rest seem... Just cute.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

A must see. Went on a tour, with very interesting guide. Place was beautiful even though it was really hot and humid. Its an instagram worthy place. Old capital city.

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Thank Karen Y
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

It is a must see. Bike ride in the park will help to go through the park quickly especially when it is very hot

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