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Wat Maha That Temple

Posted on: 22nd February 2016

The first Wat Maha That Temple was built in 14th century A.D in the Ayutthaya period, specifically in the reign of Somdet Phra Borom Rachathirat I. In coming years when Somdet Phra Ramesuan enshrined relics in its main Prang, the temple was given its present name.
Now, this temple compound is part of Sukhothai Historical Park and the evaluation of Sukhothai Inscriptions has also confirmed the fact that the temple was built somewhere between 1292 and 1347.


Main Structure

The temple’s main structure includes a lotus-bud shaped Chedi, four stupas on the corners and the four Khmer styled prangs as the main features. Next comes, the assembly halls with seated Buddha images, two mandapas or square-shaped buildings located on the north and south of the Chedi each with their standing Buddha images and an ordination hall with a seated Buddha image. Also known as the Temple of Great Relic, the main stupa is depicted as Mount Meru- believed as the center of the Universe.

Wat Maha That in Nakhon Phanom

Many of the Thai cities like Bangkok etc have their own Wat Maha That temples, so do Nakhon Phanom. It is the second most sacred temples in Nakhon Phanom which is known for its elegant spire plus a small museum. This Wat Maha That temple was built in 607 AD by an army chief named Vientiane while the other version say that this was the years when this place was deserted.

What to Expect?

The 24 meters high Chedi done up in Gold is one of the best features and is equally complemented by a Chapel. The place also houses a gold Buddha statue and other remains of various important Buddhist saints in addition to the valuable objects donated by the worshippers. Hence plan a worth-while trip to this temple with a facility packed Nakhon Phanom car hire from us at affordable prices.

Opening Time: Daily From dawn to Dusk

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