Old Tree in ancient Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai Historical Park (by an ancient photographer)

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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. 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.

best way around this large complex is by renting a bicycle.

Thai kids play football between the ruins...

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Comments (67)

San Isidro on October 1, 2011

Love the compocistion of this one...great old tree.

George Ellington on October 28, 2011

Such a mystical location. Well done.

♥ Kama ♥ - IT IS UNB… on February 13, 2012

✰✰✰✰ LK57 Fine composition in the ancient site - by ♥ Kama ♥

xurde2 on May 1, 2012

It´s a beautiful photo, I like it.

Ruggero Sampieri on October 21, 2012

Bella immagine. Like 58.
Saluti, Ruggero.

BritPlom on November 4, 2012

Superb composition!


Gretings, François

RNLatvian on July 5, 2014

Very beautiful photo! Like 60! Greetings!

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Photo taken in Mueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai, Thailand
Wat Chana Songkhram

Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 26, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/04/07 16:26:20
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash