Among the ruins, in Sukhothai

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The greatest temple in the Old Sukohthai is Wat Mahathat, the spiritual focus of the city and the king. Founded by the first king, the royal temple was given its large central chedi by King Lö Thai in 1345. Picturesquely surrounded by a lotus pond, Wat Mahathat now consists of ten viharns, one bot, eight mondops, one large chedi and 200 small chedis.

The central chedi was built in 1345 to house two relics of the Buddha brought from Sri Lanka by the monk Sisatta. The chedi's lotus-bud shape became the hallmark of Sukhothai architecture, imitated throughout the kingdom.

Thai kids play football between the ruins...

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Comments (59)

Jarda cz on July 19, 2011

Hey - nice photo, nice picture LIKE- greetings from czech

Tomros on July 20, 2011

Hello Paulo, Ernandes, Tuấn, Votoja,

thanks for visit, comments and Like! 33.

Paulo, thanks a lot for Fave.

Greetings, Tomas from TO

α-ßλè-λ on July 20, 2011

Qué lugar tan fascinante! Saludos, αlex

starMAN on July 20, 2011

Hi Tom, an outstanding buddhist temple! I haver never heard about this place.

Best wishes from Rio, MAN

Vagabundo750 on July 20, 2011

Interesante lugar linda foto

zw22wz on July 21, 2011

Very beautiful place, nice shot! LIKE


senmax on July 29, 2011

Very beautiful picture. LIKE.

Sandro & Cristina on July 30, 2011

Wonderful landscape Tomas, like.

Sandro & Cristina

Tomros on August 4, 2011

Hello αlex, MAN, Vagabundo750,zw22wz, senmax, and Sandro & Cristina, thank you for your visit, your kind comments and

Like 48.

Greetings, Tomas from Toronto

Hugo Lopez on August 28, 2011

Very nice shot, TomRos. Like. Greetings from Rivera, Uruguay

Elemér on September 24, 2011

Spectacular, beautiful photo! L


Ali mankır on September 28, 2011


sandart on October 14, 2011

Just great ! LIKE

Greetings, Alexander

BritPlom on November 5, 2011

Interesting place!


Greetings, François

♥ Kama ♥ - IT IS UNB… on December 4, 2011

✰✰✰✰ LK46 Precious photo of the interesting buildings - by ♥ Kama ♥

Jarl Ingves on January 14, 2012

Very fanastic buildings. I like it!

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on April 15, 2014

Extraordinary! 49/6--AnaM

Rostam Novák on May 2, 2014

Krásné foto pozůstatků města.L+F

RNLatvian on September 9, 2014

What a great picture! I really like it! Greetings from Brasília!

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  • Uploaded on June 26, 2011
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/04/07 16:28:17
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 6.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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