Wat Maha That, Sukhothai

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Stroll through the impressive ruins of Wat Maha That, at one time an important royal monastery and today a World Heritage Site. Erected around 1374 CE, the complex contained enshrined relics of Buddha and was strategically situated close to the Grand Palace. It served as the seat of the Supreme Patriarch of the City Dwelling sect for many years. Today, significant remnants of the imposing monastery still stand, including brick edifices and stone sculptures, all surrounded by verdant lawns. Put Wat Maha That at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sukhothai trip itinerary website .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Wat Mahathat or "great relic" and is one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Thailand. His Majesty conveys a sense of sacredness, despite not being as bright and valuable as some other more recent temples. This temple is built in brick, as can be seen from some columns that no longer have the old cover. A must see for anyone who is in the North.
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  • September 22, 2017
    Inside the huge complex which represents the historical Park, this temple is impressive. It is hard to mention something at the arena, but so this would be my choice.
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  • September 3, 2017
    Highlights Sukhothai who is not here for people who like to take pictures. Not where is TRA Phang or pool within the walls of the ancient. If you come in the morning are choedok Lotus pool. If you come in the evening will meet his Lord Western secret square and Pinnacle.
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  • February 22, 2017
    The main Sukhothai temple. Amazing and huge. Inside the historical park with 100 baht entry fee plus 10 baht entry fee for bicycle.
  • December 7, 2016
    Best part of the Historical Park. Take some nice photograph with the temple complex and its reflection on the grand pond. Have a walk and discover its fine architect and detailed arts.
  • July 30, 2017
    Awesome place with amazing old building that represent real Thai culture, sure there is must visit when you plane to travelling to Thailand
  • May 5, 2016
    Simply beautiful and superb!! Well maintained. Many Buddha statue in Meditation pose few hundreds year old. Excellent photo opportunities. Must visit
  • April 26, 2017
    Stunning ! The best monument in sukhothai.

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Where to stay in Sukhothai

Sukhothai tourism has been growing for decades, meaning you can now find many places to stay around town, even on a budget. Most accommodations are in New Sukhothai, which lies 12 km (7.45 mi) from the historical park, but lacks many interesting sights of its own. However, good transport connections between the two cities make it easy to explore the historical city on a day trip. If you have a bit more in your budget, save yourself some traveling time by staying near the old city. Do your homework before you book, though--some of the older hotels have a reputation for being run-down and not particularly clean.
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