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Wat Mahathat- Sukhothai

Wat Mahathat is the largest and most important Thai Wat in the ancient city of Sukhothai. Comprising over 200 structures, it is believed that Wat Mahathat was founded around the middle of the 13th Century by King Sri Intaratit. Wat Mahathat is located in the Sukhothai Historical Park which became a UNESCO World Heritage site
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Wat Chedi Ched Thaeo

The Thai Wat, Wat Chedi Ched Thaeo, is an important Thai Temple located within the walls of the ancient city of Si Satchanalai, close to its rather more illustrious neighbour Sukhothai. Wat Chedi Ched Thaeo is an extremely large Temple which dates from the 15th Century, with 33 Chedis constructed in several different styles. The
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Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao

The Thai Wat, Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao, is the most important Buddhist Temple in Lampang and is renowned for having been home for 32 years to Thailand’s most famous Buddha image, The Emerald Buddha. Today, the Emerald Buddha is kept in its own Temple “Wat Phra Kaew” the Temple of the Emerald Buddha at
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Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon

The Thai Wat, Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon, is a Royal Temple in Khon Kaen. The Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon chedi, which contains relics of the Lord Buddha, is located within the grounds of another Thai Wat, Wat Nong Waeng. The Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon chedi was built to commemorate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 50th
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Wat Doi Kham

Wat Phrathat Doi Kham, the Temple of the Golden Mountain, is a beautiful Thai Wat with a spectacular view over the city of Chiang Mai. Wat Phrathat Doi Kham is an older Temples than Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai’s best known Thai Temple. Built over 1300 years ago, Wat Phrathat Doi Kham eventually became
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Suthon Mongkon Khiri

Wat Phrathat Suthon Mongkon Khiri in the Thailand Province of Phrae is a modern Thai Wat, completed in 1984. The first thing you will notice about Wat Phrathat Suthon Mongkon Khiri is the enormous reclining Buddha which can be easily seen from the Denchai-Lampang highway 101, just a few kilometers outside the city of Phrae.
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Phra Buddha Chinnarat

The Thai Wat, Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat is in the Thailand Province of Phitsanulok. Commonly called Wat Yai, this Thai Wat is best known for its golden Buddha image, the Phra Buddha Chinnarat which many people consider to be the most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand. The Phra Buddha Chinnarat image was cast in
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Built in the 14th Century, Wat Sri Sawai is probably the oldest Thai Wat in Sukhothai. Wat Sri Sawai with its three very distinctive Prangs or Chedis was built in the Khmer style. The Middle Prang of the Temple measures over 20m high. The three Chedis are decorated with stucco images. Several Hindu images were
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This Thai Wat, Wat Umong Suan Puthatham, more commonly referred to as Wat Umong, is a 700 year old forest Temple on Suthep Road in Chiang Mai. Whilst there are several legends concerning the building of Wat Umong, its true origins are unknown. Within a relatively short time after the construction of Wat Umong, it
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Wat Sri Chum, an ancient Thai temple in Sukothai, has the largest and perhaps best known Thailand Buddha in Sukhothai. This Thailand Buddha is called Phra Atchana. Wat Sri Chum was built about 700 years ago and forms part of the Sukhothai Historical Park which is now a World Heritage site.

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