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Address: Sukhothai, Thailand

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A Place Of Many Images

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... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 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 land, this temple turn into Buddhist temple. All of these information I learnt from my... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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485 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 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.

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Thank FyingKiwi
Halifax
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924 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 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 the park. We noticed the Buddha Images and Monk-images, are in walking position. this is... More 

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Thank easterntreker
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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320 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Wat Phra Pai Luang is a fairly large Buddhist temple outside the Sukhothai historical park consisting of several buildings most of which are currently in ruins. The only structure currently standing is one of the three Khmer style prangs at the back of the temple. Only the base of the other two prangs remains. However, the remaining prang displays beautiful... More 

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Thank TAIN2013
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

As I was close to this location I wanted to have a look as the situation on the map looks impressive. I was sorely disappointed as basically there is very little to see. By the looks of the newly built moat they will renovate this area but the ruins are very run down and there really is so little to... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Not the most detailed ruin this one is one of easy quick visits of the many wats to see. Can be skipped if pressed for time but it is in the park so stop by to see it if not pressed.

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Thank imdarkside
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

This wat reminds me of some wats I visited in Ayutthaya where heads of buddhas are missing. I could not understand the reasons for removing the heads of these supposedly sacred figures! What I therefore remember about my visit of this wat is the presence of these small headless buddhas. The chedis, stupas, and other remaining structures are similar to... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Wat Phra Pai Luang is one of the oldest (looking) of all the temple areas of Sukhothai Historical Park.

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Thank VivaHawaii
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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746 reviews
339 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Located outside the main city walls to the north is Wat Phra Pai Luang, one of the oldest temples in Sukothai, predating the foundation of the kingdom in 1238. Originally built by the Khmers, it has both Hindu and Buddhist elements. It is thought that this area was the center of the Khmer city and Wat Phra Pai Luang played... More 

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Thank Terry C
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

This temple ruin was ok. Set in a large area. There are about three or four different ruins to see. Easy to cycle around.

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