Reflections of Wat Mahathat - Sukhothai, Thailand; Southeast Asia

Reflections of Wat Mahathat - Sukhothai, Thailand; Southeast Asia

Reflections of Wat Mahathat - Sukhothai, Thailand; Southeast Asia


The ancient Thai capital of Sukhothai (translated means “dawn of happiness”) was the first capital of Siam founded by King Ramkhamhaeng during the 13th Century. The province's temples and monuments have been restored and is now the Sukhothai Historical Park and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The 13th century ruins of Wat Mahathat (translated means “temple of the great relic”) is perhaps the most popular and photogenic of all the temples in Sukhothai. I got here early in the morning and I had this temple all to myself. However, I took this photograph later in the afternoon from the less photographed backside of the temple to capture the reflections in the reservoir.

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Taken on: 25th June, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Sam Antonio Photography's page of Flickr

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