Wat Mahathat

   
Sukhothai
(4)
Start : $0.00
Recommended duration : 1 hr 00 min

Opening Hours

- Open Daily : 08.00 - 18.00.


Description

- Wat Mahathat or Mahathat Templeis the most important and impressive temple in Sukhothai Historical Park. The temple's name translates to 'temple of the great relic'. 

- The temple was founded by Sri Indraditya, between 1292 and 1347 as the main temple of the city as well as the Sukhothai Kingdom. 

- The design is based on a mandala, representing the universe, with a principal stupa, built in 1345 to enshrine relics of the Buddha, surrounded by smaller stupas in eight directions. The main stupa has the shape of a lotus bud, which characterizes Sukhothai architectural arts. Its base is adorned with 168 stuccoed sculptings of Buddhist disciples walking with their hands clasped together in salutation. 

-The eight smaller stupas, of which the four at the corners are in Mon Haripunchai - Lanna style and the four in between show Khmer influence. At both sides of the main stupa has two nine-metre-tall(30 ft) standing Buddha images called Phra Attharot. 

-The temple also includes an assembly hall(vihara), mandapa, ordination hall and 200 subordinate stupas.

Credit : https://thailandtourismdirectory.go.th/th/info/attraction/detail/itemid/2947


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Wat Mahathat
Sukhothai
(4)
   
Recommended duration : 1 hr
Start : $ 0.00
Opening Hours

- Open Daily : 08.00 - 18.00.

Description

- Wat Mahathat or Mahathat Templeis the most important and impressive temple in Sukhothai Historical Park. The temple's name translates to 'temple of the great relic'. 

- The temple was founded by Sri Indraditya, between 1292 and 1347 as the main temple of the city as well as the Sukhothai Kingdom. 

- The design is based on a mandala, representing the universe, with a principal stupa, built in 1345 to enshrine relics of the Buddha, surrounded by smaller stupas in eight directions. The main stupa has the shape of a lotus bud, which characterizes Sukhothai architectural arts. Its base is adorned with 168 stuccoed sculptings of Buddhist disciples walking with their hands clasped together in salutation. 

-The eight smaller stupas, of which the four at the corners are in Mon Haripunchai - Lanna style and the four in between show Khmer influence. At both sides of the main stupa has two nine-metre-tall(30 ft) standing Buddha images called Phra Attharot. 

-The temple also includes an assembly hall(vihara), mandapa, ordination hall and 200 subordinate stupas.

Credit : https://thailandtourismdirectory.go.th/th/info/attraction/detail/itemid/2947

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