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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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Arrived early morning with our tour of 35 people and I found this to be one of the most amazing temples I saw throughout my "limited" visit to Thailand. Blazing heat and humidity... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived early morning with our tour of 35 people and I found this to be one of the most amazing temples I saw throughout my "limited" visit to Thailand. Blazing heat and humidity certainly detracts from the enjoyment of walking around for hours, but I enjoyed the history, as told by our tour guide, of this majestic site. This is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting architecture. Full of tourists. Home of the Buddha head which is covered around the tree roots. Very interesting. Used to be a very big temple. There are descriptions of the ruins on almost every corner. Highly recommended and a must visit.

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Thank azizyaris
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My impression was on the Ayutthaya park as better. the king recently died,.national sites are open to the public for 30days. So no light or for work show till the end of the year

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I could spend days and days wandering among the ancient ruins and imagining the people who lived and worshiped there in those days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Location Wat Mahathat Sukhothai Historical Park I liked best in the northern part of Thailand. It is a vast conservation area including a large refreshment. Here, I am very well and cheaply dined.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The whole highlight of this place is the Buddha head in tree roots which is quite an interesting sight to behold and is a good photo taking site too for photography enthusiasts. There were signs put up throughout the entire place to remind tourists to be respectful of the statues. This after all is a religious/spiritual place. There are many... More 

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Singapore, Changi, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A very interesting place where u have to visit. Join the Ayuttaya trip and you get to visit a few nice places of interest which is value and worth your day. which lunch anf tea break is included

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Wat Mahathat is situated in Sukhothai Historical Park. Although a ruin, it is a very nice wat. (Especially during Loy Krathong Festival)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I think this is the biggest temple in the Historical Park area. It's full of little details and Buddha statues of all kind and size with artificial lakes around. Very beautiful and a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A great place to watch the sunset. Don't forget the mosquito spray though because they will attack. We actually came here twice to watch the sunset and get photos.

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