Wat Phra Phai Luang


This somewhat isolated wát features three 12th-century Khmer-style towers, bigger than those at Wat Si Sawai in the central zone. This may have been the centre of Sukhothai when it was ruled by the Khmers of Angkor prior to the 13th century.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Sukhothai attractions

2. Wat Si Chum

0.49 MILES

This wát contains an impressive mon·dòp (small, square, spired building) with a 15m brick-and-stucco seated Buddha. This Buddha’s elegant, tapered fingers…

3. Wat Sa Si

0.66 MILES

Wat Sa Si sits on an island west of the bronze monument of King Ramkhamhaeng (the third Sukhothai king). It’s a simple, classic Sukhothai-style wát…

4. Wat Mai

0.74 MILES

An Ayuthaya-style brick base surrounded by five small chedi is all that remains of this former Buddhist temple compound.

7. Sukhothai Historical Park

0.84 MILES

The Sukhothai Historical Park ruins are one of Thailand’s most impressive World Heritage sites. The park includes the remains of 21 historical sites and…

8. Wat Trapang Ngoen

0.85 MILES

This temple compound consists of a classic Sukhothai-style bell-shaped chedi, a stucco-covered Buddha statue and a particularly graceful image of a…