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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 4 weeks ago

From afar, it has that beautiful reflection on the pond right in front of it. From near, it is apparently gigantic and simply awesome! So worth visiting!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ginangmilyonarya
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Wat Mahathat (royal temple) is the most impressive in the paid area of the park and the only structure that required more than a half hour to thoroughly see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 5 January 2019

This temple is the center of the historical park and it's quite amazing with big Buddha. You need to get the ticket to visit and there are other temples to visit around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Daotalks
Reviewed 8 December 2018

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 7 December 2018 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 21 November 2018

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 7 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
Thank Mike992
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
Thank Trishb2302
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
Thank Dario S
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
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Melanie H
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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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