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Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai

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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. Plan to visit Wat Si Chum during your Sukhothai vacation using our convenient Sukhothai trip itinerary maker.
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  • I thought this buddha was delightful peering out from the building. On closer inspection you can see how beautiful the fingers are and serene the facial features. 
  • From a triangle looks an imposing statue of Buddha you. Incomparable to the other temples in this area, very beautiful. It's some decades ago reconstructed.
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  • We love this temple. The Buddha has been superbly restored and there is a full atmosphere of serenity in this temple open (no CAP). Apart we don't come to Sukothai only for this temple, it would not be worth. Visit the historical Park to rent a bike, it's a little exercise and it's great fun and then the site is very large. Visit Wat if Chum late afternoon, almost person and no toll discriminatory, unless the site got free. Last year it was 100 bath for foreigners and free for the thais, totally unacceptable...
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  • 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.
  • The moment I stepped down from the car and looked at the Buddha, I was amazed by the beauty of the Buddha. I am quite familiar with Buddha statues but this one is the most beautiful one.
  • Wonderful historical temple.... but i think good time to visit is at morning .....
  • Very big buddha statue in Meditation pose. Calm posture. Worth visit. We have to take a separate ticket for this of 100 Baht for each . (other than sukhothai historical Park ticket)
  • The Mondop Wat Sri Chum houses the tallest sitting Buddha Image in the ancient Simamese Capital Sukothai.