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Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai, Thailand
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Sukhothai, the first capital of the kingdom of Siam, comprises a superb UNESCO World Heritage Site, best visited early in the morning before the crowds get here, and a lively “new town” which is at its most bustling in the evening when the night market is open. From its golden age, the town has retained almost 200 temples adorned with magnificent statues; the most interesting remains can be seen within the royal enclosure, surrounded by romantic pools dotted with colourful lotus flowers.

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  • This old city, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, has been turned into an historical park in which some of its buildings, previously buried under a mass of vegetation, have been restored or rebuilt. At the heart of the park, the royal ci..

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    Founded, according to an inscription, in the early years of the kingdom, around 1240, and extended during the course of subsequent reigns, Wat Mahatat was reserved for the devotions of the royal family. In addition to the ubosot, the complex comprise..

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    The main feature of the Wat Mahatat, the Si Mahatat is a monumental chedi in the shape of a lotus bud and designed in the pure Sukhothai style. King Li Thai is said to have rebuilt it in order to house a hair and vertebra of Buddha brought back from ..

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