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Visit Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Chaliang (Si Satchanalai)

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Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Chaliang

Thai name : วัดพระศรีรัตนมหาธาตุ

GPS : 17.429229,99.812933 (See on the map)
Si Satchanalai
Si Satchanalai


Located a few miles before the Sri Satchanalai Historical Park, Wat Phra Rattana Mahathat If is the largest temple to visit in the area. With its beautifully preserved main prang where visitors can climb sometimes help by children of the village neighbors, including a large standing Buddha and reliefs, it is a good example of Khmer style of the Sukhothai period.

Practical information about Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Chaliang

The bus to get here is usually a bus from Sukhothai that drops you on the edge of the road in front of a shop where you can rent bicycles for 50 THB. The owner will also provide you with a map. The temple is on the other side of the suspension bridge at the end of the small street that will take you to start your tour of Si Satchanalai.
Admission: 20 baht
Bicycle is necessary because the historic park is at aroud 4 km.
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Chaliang is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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