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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

Main buildings/temples and such. And it's a pleasure to walk and climb around between those monuments.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vieltraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The historic temple is quite a sight although it could be better preserve and taken care. Nonetheless, the park was a great walk while the temple sit serenely amid the park.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VOgy72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this site with my two young children, it became a moment that stirred my soul. The peace, the bell chimes, the worship, the artifacts, the architecture, and the monks who seemed to glide effortlessly in harmony with the site. When I think back...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

These ruins are kept up nicely as well as the grounds. A wonderful look at the past. Very well worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a walk around the site as the afternoon light started to fade. Quite peaceful, as there was lots of space and plenty to see. Expansive area with ponds and some garden areas. Well established trees.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is one of the biggest temple in the Historical Park area. The impressive ruins of Wat Mahathat are one of the highlights of the Sukhothai Historical Park. It's full of little details and Buddha statues of all kind and size with artificial lakes around....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Nice place in the heart of the town, close to the bus, shops, resturants, a lot of resorts entrance to the historical park

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed 29 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank flyingdoc1
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!

Date of experience: March 2018
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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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