Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Nakhon Si Thammarat

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Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Nai Mueang
Nakhon Si Thammarat
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Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, in Thai วัดพระมหาธาตุวรมหาวิหาร, is a royal temple of the first class located on the ancient town of the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat.

The pagoda has a Sri Lankan style and the main stupa of the temple (Phra Borommathat Chedi) was built in the 13th century CE during the reign of King Sri Dhammasokaraja.

Inside this Buddhist temple complex are many buildings of importance, to highlight the royal building which has a wonderful architecture from the Ayutthaya period.

Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan temple became the principal temple of Nakhon Si Thammarat, in the early 13th to mid-14th century CE.

On Friday 21 June, 2013 Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan was endorsed on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Photos: Wikimedia Commons

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