Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai

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#3 of 17 in Historic Sites in Sukhothai
Set within the grounds of an extensive historical park, Wat Si Chum stands as a monument to the Sukothai Kingdom's architectural prowess and religious devotion. Pay a visit to this sprawling 14th-century mandapa, or pavilion, located in the center of the complex and surrounded by an imposing moat. Marvel at its massive 15 m (49 ft) stone wall, then wander between the columns and enter through the slit-like opening, examining the slate drawings depicting scenes of Buddha's life along the way. You'll find a stately statue of Buddha, resting cross-legged with his palm pointed upwards, inside of the temple. By using our Sukhothai road trip planning app , you can arrange your visit to Wat Si Chum and other attractions in Sukhothai.
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  • September 30, 2017
    You can avoid it completely, there are only two locations in this park and not worth paying the entrance to see them. Totally dispensable if you have already visited central park.
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  • September 18, 2017
    Has the Chief Executive is the "proverbial that" otna is unique and charming and is said to be "extremely sacred talks."
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  • August 29, 2017
    Brick 15 metres high statue, which depicts the seated Buddha, with stylish tapered fingers.
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  • September 1, 2017
    You need ride a bike to get here. 15 minutes ride from the central area of historical park. The road is in very good condition.
  • January 11, 2017
    Small temple, big surprise. What a wonderfull temple this is :) got some great pictures there. Worth visiting in the morning, cause there are less visitors, so you may have it all for you ;)
  • February 17, 2017
    Ive seen countless buddha statues but few come close to this magnificent statue.
  • December 7, 2016
    Iconic symbol of Sukhothai with its finest early Sukhothai art. Took some ride from the new town centre, and a few walk away from the major Historic park but surely worth every single step.
  • November 15, 2016
    It was truly a humbling experience to witness the magnificence of this giant Buddha statue. Place is serene and calm, and is great for anyone seeking inner peace.

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Where to stay in Sukhothai

Sukhothai tourism has been growing for decades, meaning you can now find many places to stay around town, even on a budget. Most accommodations are in New Sukhothai, which lies 12 km (7.45 mi) from the historical park, but lacks many interesting sights of its own. However, good transport connections between the two cities make it easy to explore the historical city on a day trip. If you have a bit more in your budget, save yourself some traveling time by staying near the old city. Do your homework before you book, though--some of the older hotels have a reputation for being run-down and not particularly clean.
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