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“Worth the bicycle ride from Wat Mahathat”
Review of Wat Trapang Ngoen

Ranked #17 of 34 things to do in Sukhothai
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Reviewed 17 May 2015

This temple is much smaller, and usually quieter than the larger temples closer to the main gate, but if you take the time to go out there, you will be rewarded with a serene, calm place. This temple is built on an island with a lake around it. There is a standing Buddha statue in Mahayana style that is quite feminine, and unique for Thailand.

Since this part of the historic park complex, it is free to visit with the ticket you already purchased.

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Reviewed 10 October 2014

Wat Trapang Ngoen, imo it is the lesser visit Wat within the main zone of Sukhothai Historical Park because of its location and not well-known as Wat Mahathat and Wat Si Sawai. I visited this Wat during evening, I am the only one at the temple and I found it is very peaceful where you can listen to all the birdy chipping returning to their homes.

Wat Trapang Ngoen is located next to the lake and rubber trees. Views during sunset gave the different views compared to Wat Sa Si. You can enjoy the reflections of the opposite views at the lake.

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Reviewed 21 November 2013

There is really nothing noteworthy about this temple ruin, other than the fact it is included with admission to the Sukhothai Historical Park so you may as well take a look at it as you walk by.

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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Wat Trapang Ngoen is the next Wat after Wat Si Sawai, opposite the lake and it houses a smaller Buddha on the top of the shrine and a Peaceful Sitting Buddha at the Ruins of the Wat.

Thank Gerard R
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

It's nothing noteworthy as it is a smaller scale of Wat Mahathat but it is located in the central zone but so will pass it without remembering doing so. The cute little standing figure it wearing a cape which is a bit different but it's largely unremarkable.

OTHER TIPS FOR SUKHOTHAI
- Sunscreen is essential as you will almost certainly get burned without it
- Water is essential and isn’t actually readily locatable as there are few shops between the temples (A welcome change from other SE countries to be honest)
- Considering coming early in the day to avoid the various tourist buses. They will represent a problem mainly in the central zones as you won’t find anyone in the Western zones and few in the northern zone apart from at Wat Si Chum.
- Make sure you hire bikes; it’s too far to walk and they are good fun.
- Bring your camera and probably another battery as you will take plenty of pictures

1  Thank Rowan H
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