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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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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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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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There are two Thai Temples named Wat Chang Lom in Sukhothai. This one which is located just outside the city behind the Legendha Resort, and the one in Si Satchanalai. Chang Lom means surrounded by elephants and this Thai Wat is certainly that. Built in the late 14th Century, the main Bell shaped Chedi of
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