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. 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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  • No doubt the site more advisable to Sukhothai. It is worth leaving the Park historic to see this temple, and especially the impressive Buddha. Perceived something special...
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  • Make sure you don't miss Wat Si Chum when visiting north Sukhothai! One of the best temples in the area housing a 15m tall Buddha in a custom temple. Restored only 50 years ago so in very good conditi...  more »
  • I've seen scores, hundreds of pagodas but this one defied my expectations. You first see it through a slit in a huge brick case and once across the narrow archway its size is huge, overwhelming and at...  more »
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  • If you visiting Sukhothai Historical Park, this place is the Must . I love this peaceful place. The biggest Buddha in Sukhothai sit in the small hall , in the past have the legend that the Buddha statue can talk , actually it has the stair hiding and up to the upper part of the hall.
  • Wasn't impressed with the North section of the park, but Wat Si made up for it. Blew my mind seeing this beautiful Buddha statue. My favourite statue of all I saw.
  • Quiet site with a curious concrete buddha sitting enclosed in a brick structure. Apparently you could climb up to this structure, but not anymore. 100 baht ticket for foreigners valid also for the ruins 1min northeast.
  • This wat is the best of SukhotI historical parks
  • Paid 20 baht to get in at the gate. Again, the scenic site of an old broken down structure that my ancestry left behind, but well kept by my generation to see. I think this is very powerful site indeed.
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