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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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Sukhothai, Thailand
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"buddha head"
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"sukhothai historical park"
in 22 reviews
"meditation class"
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"main temple"
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"jewel in the crown"
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"important temple"
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"stunning temple"
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"tourist groups"
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"buddha images"
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"large buddha"
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"walled city"
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"awe inspiring"
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"seated buddha"
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"walk around"
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"entrance fee"
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"loy krathong"
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"visit sukhothai"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stunning temples in the Sukhothai Historical Park, wonderful to visit very early in the morning ( the park opens at 6, I believe ) when you have the place to yourself . Although the whole site is so huge that it never seems crowded, but...More

Thank ginsengNewYork
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully situated in a most picturesque position, this Wat is the one that features quite understandably on the majority of pictures and postcards of the Historical Park in Sukhothai, overlooking a lake bedecked with lotus blooms. An absolute must-see if visiting Sukhothai.

Thank flyingdoc1
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Main temple and very beautiful. Several great statues of the Buddha, great alignments of columns and a nice park make it a wonderful place to visit. The place is big and I was lucky enough not to be overrun by tourists!

Thank Bernard B
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The main central Wat. The area surrounding the Wat within the walls of the Wat are very tranquil and full of beautiful areas for picture taking or sketching.

Thank efgmlr
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This is the highlight of the national park with huge, and impressive, Buddha images which although they have been damaged by the Burmese army, still look fantastic. Large area to walk around and take photographs. Very peaceful.

Thank SteveS1970
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is the main Wat in the Sukhothai park. It is also the lication for the sound and Light show and very pretty at sunset

Thank Gurukohli
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Stunning temple ruin with a multitude of buddhas, chedis and columns over a significant area. By far the best of the Sukhothai ruins.

Thank Dakles
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

The largest and most important temple in the historical park, the temple consists of many buildings and is reasonably well preserved. If you visit on weekend evenings, the temple is beautifully lighted up by thousands of lamps and makes for a beautiful sight. Not to...More

Thank TAIN2013
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Make sure to be there at sunrise is beautiful and calm. The structure of the temple is amazing and some ritual in the morning are held around the main zone. Take the lake walks totally worth it.

Thank Abel Z
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We both liked it here very good for photos 20bt entrance fee feels very calm there and lovely to see outside tere are little gift shops and places to eat and drink and wstch the world go by you can walk across the river yum...More

Thank donKorat
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Response from Ozzylad2013 | Reviewed this property |
I often visit Wat Mahathat and I have never seen and have never heard of daily meditation classes at this ancient ruin. Just visit, sit and enjoy the peaceful surrounds.
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