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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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  • Nice place to visit. The Buddha is more than 700 years, elegant and beautiful. It is locate in central part of Sukothai.  more »
  • The northern part of the historic site is a bit more complicated to achieve than the central site. And the whole site seems to work. As a result, less crowded! And yet, two discoveries: the Wat if Chum itself, with its sumptuous Buddha. We never tire of photographing the details of this statue, but as it is embedded in a block of stone/brick, better is worth to be alone to take his time! Another discovery, visible near what must be the old entrance, in work, a small red chedi where a gardener brought you, and revealing of magnificent statues of Buddhas and other characters. He better not be claustrophobic, the place is very cramped.
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  • Park with good area for hiking or cycling ride, features a giant Budha sitting, alternate ride
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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.