Wat Mahathat, built between the years 1290 and 1350, is the most visited temple in Sukhothai and one of them most impressive in Thailand.
This vast complex, representative of the center of the universe, was the spiritual center of the Kingdom of Sukhothai. It was there that a relic of Buddha was stored, as its name indicates, whose translation is: the temple of the great relic.
Among several impressive ruins, some in their original form and others recently restored, you will find an impressive sitting Buddha. This image is probably the most photographed object in Sukhothai. In addition to this there are several Khmer Phrangs and a large Lotus-shaped Chedi.
Entrance fee: 100 baht ($3 / 2,7€), regardind the entrance fee of the historical park central complex, where it is located.
Opening hours: from 6 am to 9 pm.
How to get there: Wat Mahathat is easy to find, to the left of the east entrance to the city wall.