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Wat Saphan Hin

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Address: Sukhothai, Thailand

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Beautiful temple and exercise

This is one of the further away temples. Was cycling there and quite exhausted when I arrived. To see this temple you have to climp up a hill, as to see on the pictures, but it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
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Hermsdorf, Germany
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Hermsdorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is one of the further away temples. Was cycling there and quite exhausted when I arrived. To see this temple you have to climp up a hill, as to see on the pictures, but it's worth it. It's a big standig "Monday" Buddha and a fantastic view from up there.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

A healthy climb up a stony path seems to deter a lot of visitors from visiting the remains of this temple and I would stay clear of this climb after rain . Well worth the effort though to admire an imposing Buddha statue .

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

A stone path--beautiful colors--leads up to a nice view. We are in our 60s but did not find it at all difficult. There are many sites in the area, but fairly spread out, so we found a tuk tuk tour a good idea.

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This is completely unsuitable for disabled or infirm people, the climb is quite strenuous, particularly on a hot day. However, once your up there, the Buddha is really nice and the views over Sukhothai are wonderful.

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Ayuthaya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

It was really worth the climb. I climbed up to the other 2 ruins sights that are on the hillside and they were all impressive, but this huge standing Buddha is really spectacular. Do beware of aggressive mosquitoes if you stand around in the woods near here

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singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

there is a stone path leads to a hill top which is about 100m high to visit the temple. it can be quite tiring for some

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

I learned from my landlady that this is a good place for spot sunrise, so I got up in the very early morning and make a 20 mins or so bike ride , climb the hill. I had a wonderful Sukhothai-style dawn time.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

The temple itself is located on a high hill with a stone path leading to the top and offers amazing views over the surrounding countryside. The temple is outside the main Historical Park and outside the city walls and is quite far. There is a separate entrance fee to the temple and apart from the main temple, there are many... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Wat Saphan Hin is also known as the 'Temple of the Stone Bridge', it is a hilltop temple along the western side of the city located outside the main walled city. Access is up a long pathway of stone slabs, bring shoes that have a good grip as can be slippery. At the top is a large standing Buddha about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

It took us a while to find this on our bikes, none of the hotel maps are to scale and we had to ask a few locals to point us in the right direction. When we finally got there we had a long climb up the hill to see the temple. It was definitely worth it, you can chill out... More 

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