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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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  • This is the outside of the Park. Can I take photos, good morning. Buddha is different look from the inside from the outside of the building. It is a strange, solemn Buddha statue.
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  • Yes it is so great and number 1 for me. Here in the historic park. Reached on foot to all temples, it's not really intense. Temple strike already under way. Thoughts and feelings are confused by the beauty of greatness, captured the spirit. Honor and praise the masters who lived hundreds of hundreds of years and created this beauty and praise to the people and to the world community that this beauty imagined people and humanity in spite of this and understand how stupid tiny miserable and criminal, the Inhumans blew big Buddha statue in Afghanistan. Since then and until now, the soul is aching, I remember how I went through then-will explode not blow up. And still no postcards posters photos do not give the greatness of this temple-it is better to see once. Oh and the entrance was free.
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  • Very impressive due to the big Buddha inside. You can make some great pictures. Definitely recommended within the Park of Sukhothai.
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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.