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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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I am not a huuuuuuuge fan of temples and also not too keen to learn everything about a specific place but yes, Wat Mahathat certainly is a very nice place to visit. Highly... read more

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not a huuuuuuuge fan of temples and also not too keen to learn everything about a specific place but yes, Wat Mahathat certainly is a very nice place to visit. Highly recommended.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So beautiful - I loved seeing the changes in lighting and shadow play. I took so many photos. Incredibly beautiful.

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Thank Mitzi_Lee_C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wat is by far the biggest and best maintained of all the wats in the park. I went there at 8am and unfortunately met several tourist groups there. To enjoy the wat's very magical atmosphere make sure to get there as early as possible (6.30am)!

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Rodney, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins of Wat Mahathat are breathtaking. Without a doubt a highlight of our trip so far. Be sure to make sure to see the Buddha head in the tree.

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Thank TheBugGuy
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Very cool meditation class. I had never done it and it really opened my mind to the subject. There is so much you can take out of this experience to your life.

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1 Thank Andrei F
Dublin Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a beautiful Wat built at the side of a large lake or tank. I think it is the most visited in the park for the two hug standing Buddha's on either side of the temple. It must have been an absolutely beautiful place in its day.

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Levice, Slovakia
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wat Mahathat is one of the many temples in the park. All of them are stunning, you should explore them all :)

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Simply know if you visit Sukhothai Historical Park then you must visit this Cental Zone Wat in its entirety as it is arguably the Wat of the park. Start your visit here. You can walk to it from two different car parks; as you will need to leave any bike outside. I can see visiting in 30 minutes, but that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

There are about a dozen or so ancient temples to see in the historical walled city. Just where the bus dropped us, after a 90 minute and 70 baht drive from Phishanlok, there was a helpful lady selling cards who gave us advice. We hired a tuktuk for 300 baht and the driver went to about half a dozen main... More 

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Another fine collection of 13th century brick buildings with influence from the Cambodia style. Very peaceful.

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