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Wat Traphang Thong, Sukhothai
Thailand

Wat Traphang Thong means the "temple of the golden pond." It is the only one of the ancient temples within the old city walls that is still in active use. It was originally built around the 14 century. The main remaining structure is a large bell-shaped Chedi.

Copyright: Jedsada Puangsaichai
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Taken: 12/11/2009
Uploaded: 12/11/2009
Updated: 12/06/2014
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